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‘I Guess this is Goodbye’

Hello bloggers! I hope revision/work is going well, I can say from experience that the hard work now really is worth it – especially for the summer vacation in a few weeks! This month has been action-packed (to say the least) and there isn’t a sign of it holding up any time soon, but I’m not complaining because in a few weeks it will all be over and I know I will be sorely missing it. In this month’s blog I’d like to talk a bit about handing in my dissertation, my postgrad interview and some other cool things I’ve been up to.

I can honestly say that this semester’s study week (week of 4th May) was easily the most stressful of university life. Not only was the dissertation due in that week but I also had another project due in as well as having my interview in London. After going through many £s worth of printing credit and last minute changes I was so pleased (and relieved) to give in my dissertation but there was also a part of me that was sad for it to end. I’d really enjoyed studying Stephen Sondheim (hence this week’s title) and felt I had learnt a lot about musical theatre through him and so it was very bittersweet to finish but I am proud of the finished result. It looks so professional bound too!

I think I mentioned in a blog a while back that I had applied to the Central School of Speech and Drama in London for the MA course in Theatre Studies. It’s always difficult to judge how interviews go but fingers crossed it went well, it’s just a case of waiting now and finding out whether I’ve secured a place. Of course, any trip to London would be incomplete without a stop at a theatre to catch a show and I branched out and saw Memphis, definitely one to see!

Last week I was lucky enough to see the Welsh National Opera’s dress rehearsal of Richard Ayres’ adaptation of Peter Pan. The free tickets to WNO’s dress rehearsal are definitely one of the perks of being a music student in Cardiff University and are something I will definitely miss when I leave. Peter Pan had an impressive set as was the amount of flying involved, I’d forgotten what great story it was! WNO produce world class opera and the fact we can see this for free really is amazing. I can’t wait to see Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande next week, it’s one I’ve wanted to watch for a while!

Well that’s been some of the highlights from May so far; I will keep you updated with any news as it happens but until then, catch you next month!

 

J

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