Guest blogger, Angie Johnson, writes…
Once I was on holiday with my daughters near Arundel Castle where I was delighted to see advertised a production of The Tempest that was to play in the grounds. As I was on holiday, I had no baby sitters available so we all went along. My girls were 2½ and 4 years old, but I figured, as it was outside, they could totter about if they got bored. I needn’t have worried — they loved every minute of it.
At first they were impressed by the antics of the colourful characters strutting on the stage — BUT then they got caught up in the rhythm of the lines, and became truly entranced by the show. The very young love rhythm, yet I noticed how some of the older audience members struggled with it. They could not give in to the magic of the iambic pentameter!
My girls are now in their mid 20s — love Shakespeare — and their favourite play is The Tempest.
It is never too early to get your kids hooked on the Bard!