Today was the opening performance of Shakespeare at the Cottage.
Hermia, Egeus, Lysander and Demetrius
Titania and her fairy attendents: Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed.
Since it was expected that the occasional toddler would wander on the stage, in this case the Cottage toddler, all little brothers and sisters were in costume so as to blend in.
Our second performance is tomorrow. The children did such a brilliant job ~ they far exceeded our expectations. Please do not ever assume your children are too young for Shakespeare. The average age of our company of players here was about ten years old. They memorized the entire play, knew their roles and generally made us all proud enough to burst.
I am pretty sure the Bard would be pleased.