Today we took our daughter to the local bookstore for story time. A team of (I can only guess) aspiring actresses executed a highly interactive telling of… Macbeth. Yes, the tragedy that William Shakespeare wrote. Of all the children’s stories there are out there, it was decided that this particular Sunday afternoon the little children of Jardins Paulista were going to experience Macbeth. Sure, I know there are some pretty gruesome fairy tales out there, but this trio actually had the above prop and acted out a stabbing.
Cultural conflict or just the stupidity of a few? This is one of the few times that I’m grateful our daughter does not have a full grasp of the Portuguese language.