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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’.

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’.

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’.

 

Rehearsing Shakespeare

The fundamental truth about acting Shakespeare is that thinking and speaking are the same thing.

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Today we are starting 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’. We hope you will be able to follow his blogs over the weeks ahead. Mary Chater and I will be bringing them to you via our website. Here is the first in which Bill states that the fundamental truth about acting Shakespeare is that thinking and speaking are the same thing. Enjoy, and do give us feedback!
Collette Parker
Associate