Wednesday, March 30, 2011
To Kill a Mocking Bird
I went to see a theatre production of 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' yesterday afternoon. It's ages since I've been to the theatre - even longer since I've been to see a serious play rather than a musical. The auditorium was full of school children who are presumably studying the book for their exams. We asked them if they liked the book. No, was the resounding answer. They did like the film but the play didn't please one of the boys behind who said a loud - Thank God - when the curtain came down. It was a brave attempt at a complicated story and the play lost some of those special moments in the book, but not the one where Scout is told to stand up because her father is walking by. That moment of respect for a man who did his best in the courtroom brought a lump to my throat. And it's a lesson for all us - to do our best, to stand up for what we think is right. Though according to my family - I'm usually wrong!