Summertime! Shakespeare, Farm-fresh Goodies, Train Tracks, and Outdoor Edits


Which means Shakespeare in the Park!

In this case, A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was all the more meaningful to me because I've just read the Sandman version for the first time.


Titania and her handmaiden

It's always exciting to see and hear lines you know so well ("if we shadows have offended...") performed live.

Summertime also means outdoor editing! This was me finishing up edits on Druid's Moon a few weeks ago:

And farm-fresh food! We get ours from Arlington Gardens

Meanwhile, at the train station the other day, I noticed something odd:

Dominion tracks

"Oh Mackie!"
I wonder what that means?

ROW80 typing going slowly, but well. I love rediscovering characters; I hadn't read a word of this story since finishing it during last year's NaNo.

Hope you're having a lovely summer!


Anonymous said…
I've been thinking of doing some writing outdoors.It's just been too stinking hot here except just lately. And the bugs love me! But with my natural homemade bug repellent, maybe I can deal with it. :)

I think seeing Shakespeare done outdoors would be lovely. We have nothing like that around here.
J.L. Murphey said…
Writing and editing outdoors sounds like fun, but for me there are too many distractions.

While I've been a Shakespeare fans for many decades there is nothing better than seeing it as it was meant to be...a play acted on a stage.
Carrie-Anne said…
I'd love to go to a Shakespearean play. They have such a company back in the Berkshires, but I've never gone yet. I can't remember the last time I wrote outdoors, though I do have memories of writing at the little playground I ate lunch at at my first high school. I hated when it was too cold and snowy to go there, or if someone else had beaten me to the playground.
Maybe that's the name of the company that made the tracks or where they were made?
S.P. Bowers said…
What was last years Nano? Was it Rosa's parents?
M Pax said…
Mmm, farm fresh food.

Outdoor performances are always a joy.
Lara Lacombe said…
I always enjoy Shakespeare in the Park, but my city doesn't do it as much anymore...
Anonymous said…
Oh, outdoor editing. I haven't done that in ages. This summer has been too busy. Just got back from your neck of the woods. I have a soft spot for the Jean Talon market, and we also got to enjoy the Italian Festival.
Good luck with Druid's Moon!

Denise Covey said…
I love Shakespeare in the Park. So cool. Midsummer's Night Dream would be awesome!
Jack said…
Editing outside, that sounds lovely. I will have to try that someday.

Shakespeare in the park. I didn't know that was real. I don't suppose they do, "Doth mother know you wearth her drapes?"
Anonymous said…
I'd love to see Shakespeare in the park.

It looks like you're having a wonderful time during these end days of summer.
LR said…
Can't beat farm-fresh vegetables :) Yum
Hi Deniz - it's great seeing plays performed outside ... and I must see more Shakespeare ...

Love the farm food - always much better and so fresh ...

I thought you were thinking about the lack of one bolt?! Engineering companies no longer with us - perhaps though .. cheers Hilary
Sharon Himsl said…
Shakespeare in the park sounds wonderful...lucky you!
My new home is too bright on patio for my laptop, but previous home had a northside porch that was perfect. Sure miss those outdoor writing sessions!
Misha Gericke said…
Shakespeare in the park sounds wonderful!

My summer's still a few months away, but I'm glad to see you're enjoying yours. :-)
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks for coming by everyone! Hope summertime lasts just little longer for all of us! Or that winter is mild...

Aww, you're probably right, Alex :-( I was reading it as "Oh! Mackie" when it's probably just the more prosaic "O. H. Mackie"...

It was, Sara! I've always been kinda half in love with Santiago myself. It's really exciting rereading his and Magdalena's falling-in-love.

Glad you had a lovely time in Montreal, Vicki!

D'you mean, do they keep the original language, Jack? I think they did - but hearing it onstage makes it seem more "real" and less "verily, forsooth!"

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