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#RSCHonoraryAssociateArtist #director Bill Alexander explains below about his #blog started here on March 23rd - #ShareYourShakespeare @theRSC

Preliminary thoughts outlined in Bill's new blog will be expanded soon

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"Each one of these blogs is just a beginning, a simple and brief laying out of thoughts before a more detailed exploration of the issues at a later date. When this sequence is complete I will revisit each one and expand it to 3 or 4 times the length, illustrating key points from various productions of my own".

Bill Alexander

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Design

"Shakespeare paints landscapes with language; he builds sets for you." 

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Fast on the heels of his previous blog, is the sixth in this current series by our Associate Director Bill Alexander. The blogs accompany our plans to stage Bill's six-actor adaptation 'A Merchant of Venice'. #theatredesign #actors #actorslife #performingarts  #ShareYourShakespeare @RSC

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Blocking - #actors #actorslife #rehearsalroom #rehearsalprocess #performingarts #ShareYourShakespeare @RSC

"In a way the objects are to a certain extent providing the subtext that modern actors crave, but is frustratingly absent from the text!"

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Here we are - back with the fifth in the series of blogs by our Associate Director Bill Alexander, accompanying the six actor version of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ planned by Shakespeare in Italy. This is an adapted version of the play by Bill called ‘A Merchant of Venice’.

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Cutting

"Performance is an encounter between those who have prepared for the occasion and those who haven't. If you doubt - CUT."

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There has been great interest in our Associate Director Bill Alexander's blogs such is his insight into directing Shakespeare. This is the fourth in the series which is accompanying the six actor version of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ planned by Shakespeare in Italy. This is an adapted version of the play by Bill called ‘A Merchant of Venice’. #actors #actorslife #performingarts #rehearsalprocess #ShareYourShakespeare @RSC

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Subtext

"In Shakespeare, characters tend to use language to say exactly what they mean with as much detail and precision as their command of words allows"

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The third in a series of blogs from our Associate Director Bill Alexander in association with the six actor version of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ we are planning. This is an adapted version of the play by Bill called ‘A Merchant of Venice’. #actors #actorslife #performingarts #rehearsalroom #theatre #ShareYourShakespeare @RSC

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