Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Review of Love's Labour's Lost, Lakeside Shakespeare Company



Once I went to a play and it was called Love's Labour's Lost by Shakespeare. There was a princess in it which was the greatest part of all. She was clever. Everything was great. Moth was funny—really really funny. He was the funniest page in the whole play. He was clever. A woman played a boy which was kind of great—because I have only seen a woman play a boy in Kabuki before. I thought that everybody did a good job. Moth copied Don Armado; it was hilarious.

Don Armado was funny because of the way that he bowed to the woman—Jaquenetta—in a funny way. He was kind of Irish in the play—because he talked Irish. He seemed dramatic and happy. He was loud and quiet—sometimes he talked more melodramatic. Sometimes he didn't talk so melodramatic. How he talked was funny for the whole audience.

The Three Worthies was hilarious. Don Armado was going to tell a story and was also going to do a play. Moth played Hercules. He banged too long on a stuffed animal so then Don Armado had to stop him. Costard was hilarious. The way that he talked: like he is like "oh this is not good, this is good, this is not good."

Maria and Rosaline they were kind of like the princess. I liked how they pretended they were the other person's woman. I really liked that because it was funny—not in a mean funny way. In a nice funny way. The guy who was kind of their servant said stuff that other people had already said, and that was funny.

The King and his friends were funny. Longaville was funny because of the way he read the letters. The King was funny because of the way that he talked to the people that were going to stay with him. The King talks to his friends: "Don't stay with girls, don't go with them or stay with them or do anything with them." Berowne was funny because of the way of the way he talked to the King and Longaville. Then he made the rule that the king did.

I liked the costumes—all of them were pretty. The ladies' dresses: one was red, one was green, and one was black. Maybe they chose those colors because they were the costume designer's favorite colors. Don Armado's costume was funny. It seemed like it took place two minutes ago, not in Shakespeare's time. The director did a good job.

Everybody should come see this play. It is great because of the characters. Good-bye! See you some other time!

3 comments:

Lakeside said...

Dear Ms. Grey

Thank you for attending our performance and for your thoughtful, enthusiastic review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself, and hope you will consider attending our performances in the future, either as a member of the critical press, or for your own entertainment.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Laidlaw
Artistic Director, LST

Greg Allen said...

Ada, I am a professional director who once directed a play your daddy wrote. He has also performed in plays I wrote and he is very good. I love your reviews of plays. You have very good things to say. I also love the pictures of you outside of the theaters or by the big truck. I would like to invite you to come review one of my shows sometime. Do you think you could do that? I have one show called "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind" where we do 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. It might be a little scary for you but I think you would find it funny and fun. We do use some adult words though so you might have to wait for a while until your mommy and daddy say it's okay. I hope I direct a show some time which you can come review. Keep up the good writing!
sincerely,
Greg
Founding Director
The Neo-Futurists

alyrenee said...

Miss Ada Grey...thank you again for your wonderful review! I am so glad you liked my costumes!