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Rehearsing Shakespeare: Actors

"good and truthful acting makes an audience glad to be alive"

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Shakespeare in Italy Associate Director Bill Alexander gives us his last blog of the current series. It is short, apt and incredibly poignant considering the times we are living in. 

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Hamlet's Proof

"every single line and thought has to feel like ice and fire fighting in their veins"

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In the second part of his blog taking Hamlet to explore rehearsing Shakespeare, Bill Alexander, Shakepeare in Italy Associate Director, focuses on how directors and actors narrow their choices following forensic examination of the evidence in the text. 

 

 

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Hamlet's Act

'only theatre can show Hamlet the truth'

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Shakespeare in Italy’s Associate Director Bill Alexander turns his attention to 'Hamlet' in his series on rehearsing Shakespeare. Here he demonstrates how much of the play is indeed about acting – and the different meanings of the word.

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Twelfth Night 3 - Enter Sir Toby

'there is no good comedy without tension and the possibility of sudden reversal'

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Shakespeare In Italy presents the third instalment in its Associate Director Bill Alexander's truly enlightening series of blogs on Rehearsing Shakespeare focusing on particular plays. In this  - Twelfth Night : Enter Sir Toby - he examines the nature of comedy and tragedy looking at the interaction between Toby, Maria and Andrew Aguecheek. 

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Twelfth Night – Music and character

"embracing this imagistic illogicality to illuminate the character and his dilemma"

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Shakespeare In Italy Associate Director Bill Alexander new series of blogs focusing on rehearsing particular plays continues with this third part of his spotlight on 'Twelfth Night': Finding Ilyria' - Music. It is a long blog – but we make no apology for that – Bill has a lot to say, and for anyone planning on rehearsing the great play, this is a MUST!

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