Friday, 9 October 2009
I was slightly disappointed at the space we have been given to perform our stories. Perhaps I was expecting the rooms to be furnished and set out with props and mannequins that would make it look exactly like it would have during the time the house was built. I felt like I wanted to know more about what each room was used for and how it would have been set out, resulting in several rooms lacking in character and atmosphere. However, I was particulary interested in the maids corridors and bedrooms, which were tiny compared to the rest of the rooms. Several of the rooms had an eerie feel, which would be great to tell some sort of ghost stories (although not to scary because of the children, or perhaps there could be certain stories just for adults!??). Perhaps my initial disappointment was because I was more focused on telling stories that was not neccessarily factual but that were true of the era in which the house was made, however someone cleverly pointed out the fact that 'this project is about family fun' and is not a historical event.