Guest blogger, Jo Willcox, writes…
I’ll put a girdle round about the earth
In forty minutes.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, II i
I have an unforgettable memory from my schooldays of a remarkable Puck. We had an annual Shakespeare competition in which each House had to present a scene from Shakespeare without scenery, with minimal props and in school uniform. As a 12-year-old newcomer I watched entranced an amazing Puck who in due course made a most spectacular exit. With one enormous bound she leapt from the platform out of the side door of the Hall as she set out to put a girdle round the earth.
She was later to become one of our much loved thespian Dames.
I regret to say that I cannot remember which House won the competition that year, but I like to think it was ours.