Category Archives: Staging

Is this the promised end?

No, it’s not. Sunday’s matinee is over and the light towers have been demolished, but we’re not done thinking about King Lear. We’re doing a postmortem of the production in Thursdays’ class (we’re enjoying a much-needed break today) but right now, I’d … Continue reading

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Our preparation stands/ In expectation of them

As much as I regret not finding time to post an update until just now, there’s something deliciously satisfying about returning to my blog after the madness of tech week to finally announce that THIS IS IT. We’re here. Tonight … Continue reading

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Crowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds

The perfect remedy for Spring Break coma? A barrage of rehearsals. King Lear goes up in less than a month, which means our production class will be attending rehearsals, and we’ll be using more class time to run scenes. Today, we did … Continue reading

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Most choice, forsaken

So my idea of procrastination this semester is finding amusing King Lear tidbits, videos and images online. Most of the silly ones I share with my class on Facebook, but I found something really illuminating on youtube just now, and … Continue reading

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What is your study?

Between yesterday’s workshop and today’s lesson, the 40-ish King Lear students can speak, move, even fight Shakespeare. Or at least we know a bit more about how to do those things well. Last night, we all attended a two hour … Continue reading

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More than word can wield the matter

A brief catch-up on how Lear is doing now that we’re in week two of classes (and the rehearsal process): First off, the entire class, nearing 40 students if my guestimation is correct, actually applauded as our professor, director and … Continue reading

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A woman’s shape doth shield thee

As I mentioned in my last post, King Lear is very often (much too often in my opinion) compared to climbing a mountain, a summit that every actor must overcome before he can be considered “great.” But what is a … Continue reading

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