On our first morning in Nashville we were invited to give a presentation at the Public Library, where we met the Mayor, the Commissioner for the Arts and key people connected with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
But we weren’t expecting to meet Bella, who is eight years old and recently began her Shakespearian career in a local children’s theatre productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Some of her other acting credits include Cosette in Les Miserables presented by Studio Tenn and the Nashville Symphony, Gretl in Studio Tenn’s The Sound of Music, and Sorrow in the Nashville Ballet’s Madame Butterfly.
Here she is welcoming us to Nashville with some lines from Puck (just one year younger than Ellen Terry was when she played the part).
Thank you to Rob Higginbotham, Bella’s father, for sending us the video and clearing the necessary permissions.