For our final free day in London, Amy and I along with Evan and Emily went to go see a play at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. If you read my previous post, you know how completely devoted to Shakespeare I am and if you didn't read my previous post: I love him.
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to go and see a show, even though I hadn't studied the play in depth. Antony and Cleopatra is a clear cut tragedy, but besides that simple fact I didn't know much else. Turns out, it is an emotional, fantastic play only made better by the incredible acting troupe who performed.
Upon walking into the theatre I was so overwhelmed, since I have studied the Globe specifically for years. We stood in the groundlings section, probably where I would have stood in Shakespeare's time as well, since it is meant for the middle class. There is no video or photo during the play so I don't have much to show you, but the memories will last a lifetime. I laughed, cried real tears and followed the play so intently over three hours that I forgot all about my feet hurting or the slight drizzle.
It was an incredible experience that I had, and I will be forever grateful and boastful in future English classes, as now I have been able to witness the feelings and environment of a playgoer and lover of the arts in Shakespeare's time.
After the Globe, my small group made our way to meet up with the rest of the tour for a small taste of India. The food was delicious and well needed after a long day of travel.
Now, back at the hotel I can't help but feel an overwhelming sadness that my trip has come to an end. I've never been more outgoing and confident, and never have I had such an amazing time free of worry or fear. I made incredible new friends that I hope to keep and experiences I will never forget. Sayonara UK!