Monday, September 29, 2008

writing about a Queen

we're writing historical one-act plays in my creative writing class. i wasn't really keen on taking this class (but of course it was required!). but when prof hughes brought the historical play i knew immediately that i wanted to write about my new favorite time period--France under the reign of Louis XVI. Why? Because I'm in love with this place:

while in France this summer we visited Versailles. Ah--I love it! It's so beautiful and peaceful. I find myself picking things up at the library about France's history and culture because of this place. And after finding Paris to be, well, less then I expected, Versailles quickly became my favorite stop in France.

My play is going to revolve around France's last queen: Marie Antoinette

I've read Fraser's biography on the queen, and I've picked up some more books on the palace of Versailles and the French Revolution. I own the movie about Marie Antoinette, just haven't had the time to watch it. Maybe tomorrow (my day off!)

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