We had our first reading of Henry V this week and it seemed to go reasonably well. We may be adding some things back in and cutting some others. One thing I wonder--we have a huge cast--even after cutting a number of parts, combining others, and double casting actors, we still have 26 people. With that many people, the majority of whom are playing bits, the odds seem good that we'll have drop outs. All I can hope is that if it happens, it won't be at the last minute.
I am working on a project that has crazy deadlines and won't have any time to write about books until next week. I finished one book that I liked quite a bit and am looking forward to writing about it (if I remember anything about it by then). I am into another one that so far seems a bit...okay. It's a biography, and it does have this absolutely fantastic line in it.
"Fanny Nightingale was anxious to show the world that the Smiths were not crying uncle just because their father had declared bankruptcy and their eldest brother had chosen to cohabit with a milliner."