New mistress of the sonnet
SHAKESPEARE'S sonnets have been given a new twist in the HSC drama work of Kingscliff High School student Kendal Na- gorcka. Her performance was so impressive that it has been nominated for On Stage which is a collaboration of the best HSC works in NSW. And to top this, she is the only nomina- tion from the North Coast, and one of around 20 for the state. Kendal said she based her drama piece on a character known only as "the dark lady" in the sonnets. "It is thought that the dark lady was Shakespeare's mistress and I developed my own storyline around this ? a tale of self-pity," she said. "It is a powerful but different piece of theatre that breaks the boundaries, so to
speak, an act of retribution for the dark la- dy." Kendal said she will be notified by early December of the final cut for the On Stage performance which will be held in February. "I've also just been cast in the new Channel Nine children's program called 'Shak' which goes to air early next year," she said. "I play one of the four main characters called Picasso which is the arty-type charac- ter." Kendal said she hoped to study communica- tions and media but would defer for a year to do the television show.