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Ruby

My audition for “A Little Princess” unfortunately was not successful. I was however offered a position in the orchestra for playing either flute or violin. I thought it was a tempting offer, however I turned it down because as much as I’d love to do orchestra, I’m focusing more on the singing and acting parts in theatre. 276 more words

Gilbert And Sullivan

A Little Princess - Thespis - Audition

It’s currently that time of year where theatres are starting to audition for their next round of productions. Which means that there are a fair few auditions happening all about the same time. 152 more words

Gilbert And Sullivan

On Children's Tales

I have a reading list. All writers ought to, I’m told.

And for a while, this was a stressful thing. My reading list was a thing to conquer. 826 more words

Writing

Book review: A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Okay, I admit this book is problematic. It romanticizes colonialism, and Sara is perhaps a little too perfect and noble 98% of the time. It uses “Oriental” way too much (though I confess I love how often Sara is described as “queer”), and this whole notion of elevating the status of “princess” to being synonymous not just with untold riches, but also the most pure and virtuous of souls, seems a little outdated to say the least. 534 more words

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A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

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I read  A Little Princess. I can’t remember when I first read it. I know it was because my mother suggested it, and I know it made me smile. 214 more words

Reading

Strong Female Characters: Sara Crewe

For those of you that don’t know, Sara Crewe is the heroine of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. Originally serialised in 1887, the story revolves around the young Sara Crewe, a rich little girl who, while at a strict boarding school, falls on hard times and is forced to become a servant. 3,005 more words

Strong Female Characters