Tag Archives: Shakespeare

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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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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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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Surfing on a wave of panic (2nd rehearsal)

Perhaps I was just tired?  I’d got back from Venice on Tuesday, had the first rehearsal on Wednesday night, unsuccessfully auditioned for the Olympics Games opening ceremony on Thursday night, gone out for what I thought would be a quiet … Continue reading

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The challenges of a collaborative artistic process – 1st Rehearsal

You can plan for a lot of things in a rehearsal process. I certainly believe in planning.  I had sent an email to the cast telling them what I expected and what to expect of the first rehearsal.  I had … Continue reading

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