Category Archives: Julius Caesar

Spit and Polish

Well I seem to remember back in November starting this blog by saying I was going to attempt to direct ‘democratically’.  I don’t think I have been particularly successful in this aim – my January mantra of ‘ruthless optimism’ has … Continue reading

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Dad’s Army or Shakespeare in Love?

I haven’t posted here since the beginning of the year.  Why? Lack of time? Not sure what to say? Mostly what I have been saying is: “Don’t panic” “It will all be fine” “There has been progress….” In fact at … Continue reading

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Welcome to the War Zone

And I don’t just mean Christmas parties and Christmas shopping! Our last two rehearsals have concentrated on the end of the play, which culminated yesterday night with me issuing the instruction ‘anyone who isn’t actually dead at this point can … Continue reading

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Riot Girls!

This week’s rehearsals have been really exciting – counting down to the point where everyone in the cast will have rehearsed at least one scene (just two more people to go!). On Sunday our biggest group of actors so far … Continue reading

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Thus falls Caesar

Last week’s rehearsals were ones of great contrast. On Sunday we focussed on Brutus at home.  Her relationships with her secretary, Lucius, and her wife, Portia.  We also looked at the scene with Ligarius and briefly at the street scene … Continue reading

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Different strokes for different folks

So finally a rehearsal with the man himself: Julius Caesar. I had called JC, Calpurnia and Mark Antony to look at some early scenes in the play. Calpurnia is an interesting character.  Why is she there? What does she add? … Continue reading

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Surfing on a wave of something else entirely…

One minute I’m at the Southside Pub Quiz following up our team’s immaculate positioning mid-leader board (no-one wants to actually WIN a pub quiz surely?) with what felt like a doctor’s surgery of visitors to our table wanting to talk … Continue reading

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