Rehearsing Shakespeare: Character and Language

"It's never about what the actor can do to the verse, it's about what the verse can do to them."

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Continuing this fascinating series of blogs from our Associate Director Bill Alexander. Here Bill talks about the distinct nature of Shakespeare's language and how this relates to character. #actors #actorslife #performingarts #rehearsalprocess #rehearsalroom #ShareYourShakespeare @RSC

Sharing Shakespeare

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Sharing Shakespeare is our new online digital platform. Find out all you need to know here about our events. #actors #actorslife #performingarts #ShareYourShakespeare @RSC

#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’.