Welcome to Yes, This Will Be On the Test.
Waving to visitors, new followers, and fellow A to Z participants. I’m sending virtual hugs to you all for taking a moment to stop by.
I’ll be sharing my “take-aways.” All those snigglets, golden nuggets, and lessons learned from other creative sources.
Since I’m from southern stock on my mother’s side, and Irish on my father’s just like Scarlett O’Hara, it was a requirement to for me to read
I time traveled with Scarlett while my kin (yes, the southern ones) took me to Civil War battlefields and even treated me to a ride down the river on an authentic paddle wheeler.
The story seeped into every cell of my body.
And then I saw the movie.
Oh, my God. They vaporized two of Scarlett’s children among other horrifying discrepancies affronting my eleven-year-old mind.
But I LOVED the movie every bit as much as the book.
Was I a Yankee traitor?
After getting over my pre-adolescent righteous indignation, I gave myself permission to love them both.
Hey, Red Riding Hood wears a different cloak each time her story is retold in print, song, tv, theatre, or the movies, but her adventure is still a great ride.
I have learned to appreciate and celebrate adaptations of stories I love. I’m a student of the choices made by each new storyteller when a tale jumps mediums. "Why" questions fill my brain and I analyze like crazy. Do I always agree? Heck no, but I wonder and learn from the new spin.
Is there an adaptation you’ve loved?
Is there one that has made your blood boil?
FUN FACT: I’m named after Leslie Howard
who played Ashley Wilkes in
GONE WITH THE WIND.