Saturday, June 02, 2012
The Play Was the Thing
It wasn't a tragedy, it was supposed to be a comedy. There were many laughs, mostly intended. It frustrated me, and I wish there had been a chorus (which there wasn't).
I've been taking Greek classes this year (my second year, after I skipped a year) on Thursday evenings at our Greek Orthodox Church (Ascension of Our Lord, Lincolnshire, IL). The culmination of the school year was a play.
I had the biggest part and I was certainly was NOT the best student. We had about 5 adults and 6 or 8 teens in the class and I was the only adult male so I got the part of the family's father.
I'm glad it's over, and I'm glad I did it. I spent the last month studying the play. The two days prior to the play I put the recording of the teacher reading the lines on my computer and listened to her all day. I think I learned some phrases that will serve me well going forward. On the other hand I didn't really learn the mechanics of Greek any better and I know I'll lose a lot of what I managed to hold temporarily in my poor, slow brain.
Oh well. I'm going to check with the Rosetta Stone people and see if I can't upgrade my copy of Greek for less than a new copy. I'll try to keep what I have and build on that.
So, in the final words of the play, καλό καλοκαίρι!