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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

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Backstory

“The delicate brush strokes – which in rehearsal are pure gold dust”

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The second 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. It is an adapted version of the play by Bill called ‘A Merchant of Venice’. #actors #actorslife #performingarts #rehearsalprocess #ShareYourShakespeare @RSC

 

Wondrous comments from audience members after #BillAlexander's #Masterclass on his new adaptation called 'A Merchant of Venice', March 2nd at #ThePlaygroundTheatre

The #power of #Shakespeare in the hands of a #Master of his #craft - #video of Masterclass coming soon with actors #CarrieOliver #OliviaGosling #LachlanForlong #ConnorSheridan

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I adored it. Bill was enthralling and his wisdom and approach to Shakespeare has already left an indelible mark! Or should I say: a palpable hit.
How heartening that Bill stressed the language and how it unlocks character, revealing so many possibilities to explore. I found it particularly helpful since I’m about to embark on my own production ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at #QuestorsTheatre #Ealing. The masterclass simply made me so joyous and ready to engage with my cast…..like a wondrous balm.
I’d very much like to become a Friend. Thank you again for organising this event and inspiring so many of us.
Best wishes
Mike Hadjipateras

What a fantastic event! It was inspirational and so enjoyable, I could have listened for hours and hours. How marvellous that you were directed by him. I saw that it was being videoed will it be put on YouTube? - Lynn Strugnell

The master class was superb - Bill was incredible and the actors were very responsive - Susan Brice

Bill's Masterclass was a tour de force! He is such an amazing director and can really dissect Shakespeare in a way that makes me really appreciate it as both an actor and a Literature student. Yes - he may even be Shakespeare re-incarnated?!  Faisal Mohiuddin

#InternationalWomensDay with #Womeninprison.org.uk in #Woking on Wednesday March 11th 2020 - The Mayor of Woking's charity 2019 / 2020

Heart warming appreciation for Professor Charlotte Scott and actress Mary Chater who worked with some of the women on performance projects in 2019 for International Women's Day and Art Awards.

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It was reasonably busy in the circumstances, and as always a really warm feel, but no performances this year. The woman had made a tree with positive messages on.
Hannah Philpott - Administrator

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