I am a student at a local high school which offers IB diploma education for chosen students. I've been studying for the IB Diploma for a year now (the first year we had to do this pre dp year). Some of you might be familiar with the IB system, some not. I am not going to explain it any further. If you want to know about it more, you are welcome to ask. :)
As one of my IB subjects I have theater arts. Every year, in my school, the senior students who study theater choose a play and take a responsibility of making the play alive. Before the school ended on spring, we voted about the director, and I was lucky enough to be chosen. There was other girl who also wanted to be a director, but for some reason, the others voted for me, of which I am really happy about.
I got so excited when we started to talk about the play for this year. When one of the students mentioned 'An Ideal Husband' by Oscar Wilde, I instantly knew that it would be a cool play to work with. I am interested about history of England, particularly Victorian Era, and I had previously knowledge of it. Now, during the summer break, I've been reading the play over and over again, analyzing the characters and making plans for the production. I have a vision in my mind of how I want it to look, and I am eager to start working with the play.
I know that some of you are interested about theater and that is why I decided to post something about this. I will keep you updated and probably post some pictures etc. when the rehearsals start.
Have you been part of a high school/other theater production? Have you directed a play? I would be so happy to share some thoughts! Please leave a comment of e-mail to milkareads[at]yahoo[dot]com.
Ps. Has any of you seen the movie? I've tried to get it from several online stores, but apparently no one has it anymore. :( I am especially interested about the BBC miniseries version.