Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Super Duper Happy!!! Cambridge here I come!

Got the good news a week ago but I'm blogging abt it now cos they've actually purchased the ticket to UK for me so it's as good as confirmed! For those not in the know yet, I've been selected to represent Malaysia at an English Language Teachers' Conference by Longman Publishers at Lucy Cavendish Ladies College, Cambridge, England! Teachers from 30 countries all over the world have been invited and I'm super excited that I get to go! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Meeting the great man himself.. the English Language Methodology bible writer himself Jeremy Harmer! Plus going punting in the river (i hear its like canoeing but with a pole) and to a gala dinner ball! Wow!
Been online shopping... for tickets! Have booked a 5 pound ticket to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre for As You Like It. They rebuilt the theatre almost exactly as it was when the great man himself was alive.. when i was studying in London in 1999/2000, i watched Anthony & Cleopatra almost as soon as i arrived in London and a week later watched Julius Ceasar on my own (a play which i studied in highschool.. so u can imagine how awe-struck i was to see it come to life!). A groundling ticket is the cheapest and BEST seat in the house cos you literally have no seat, instead u get to stand right up near the stage and many swear that getting spat on by the actors (actresses are banned as in the old days) is the ultimate shakespearean experience! hehe.. take a look at the pics!
View from the outside...
& of course the inside... i'll be standing in the yard.. hopefully close enough to the stage to be spat on! weeeeeeeeeeeeee!
As you like it... is Shakespeare's pastoral comedy. haha i just found out pastoral means idealising the lives of shepards and the lot. this play is where we get the phrases 'All the world's a stage' and 'too much of a good thing' hehe.. anyway.. very excited to see it dramatised as it should be. ;-)
Also spent $$ on a ticket for The Barber of Seville at the Royal Opera House! Price includes Champagne (i bet its only one measly glass!) and the program book. hehe... if you dont know the opera, you'll recognise the music if u go listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmTcmBn56Jk. Gosh i'm sooooooooooooooooo excited abt revisiting london!

Anyway, fingers crossed I dont miss any planes, trains, busses, or shows... ;-) will definitely keep ya'all posted. ;-)

1 comment:

escape2 said...

you'll love cambridge! remember to take more photos.
have a safe journey.