I told her I had a Snape costume, and she decided she wanted me to sing a song from (I guess) the movies, called "A Winter's Spell."
A more unSnape-like song you never heard, except perhaps for Simon & Garfunkel's "Feelin' Groovy." :D I'll have to dress up as Narcissa for that one.
For Snape, though, she wanted me to recite a poem, and we decided on Poe's "The Raven," because it is in a way the very essence of Snape, but Poe's character is a lot more passive about his grieving than Snape is. Snape takes his grief and dedicates it to a higher purpose (albeit with Dumbledore's guidance), while Poe's narrator just sinks into depression. Still, I imagine Snape felt like sinking into depression after Lily's death, at some point.
The hard work for me, aside from practicing the pieces, is going to be performing the poem as Snape, and not as some woman wearing a Snape costume. If I can go onto that stage and be Snape while I recite "The Raven," I will have accomplished something.
I've 'been' Aerden. I've 'been' Paul. I can do this.
But I want to do this well. I so want to do this well.
Music: In other music news, I am hoping to sing "The Lowest Trees Have Tops" for the Spring 2008 NATS student auditions. It's an Elizabethan song that appears on Sting's John Dowland album. It's lovely! Sting, by the way, plays the lute very well (if that's him playing).
Grammar: I am either a dork or a compulsive perfectionist. I just edited this post for verb tense agreement. :P