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!

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Twelfth Night - Embracing Elizabethans

'emotional details which have little to do with being Elizabethan and everything to do with being human'

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Shakespeare In Italy Associate Director Bill Alexander continues his new series of blogs which now focus on rehearsing particular plays. This is the second part of his spotlight on 'Twelfth Night': Finding Ilyria' - Embracing Elizabethans. In his next blog to follow, Bill will examine music in the play and its impact on approach to rehearsals for directors and actors. 

Rehearsing Shakespeare: The Rehearsal Room

'suit the action to the word, the word to the action'

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The last in this current and fascinating series of blogs from our Associate Director Bill Alexander on rehearsing Shakespeare focuses on what happens in the rehearsal room. 

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Performance

'Seeing soliloquy as an interior event in which a character is overheard talking to themselves constructs an unnecessary barrier between speaker and receiver.'

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This is the penultimate blog in our Associate Director Bill Alexander's current series on Rehearsing Shakespeare. But don't worry Part Two will be close on the heels of this series! Here Bill explains with his astute insight and expertise the importance of always keeping focus on the performance and the experience of the audience. 


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