Tuesday July 23rd

Show Title: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Director: Marshall B Garrett

Assistant Directors: Chase O’Neill and Olivia Pedigo

Production Intern: Abraham Joyner-Meyers

Rehearsal Room: Hunt and Blackfriars

 

What we did

In our morning rehearsal, our cast built the tournament scene, where Pericles, washed up on shore after our play’s first shipwreck, jousts as a stranger. The story reaches a certain level of resolution, which we destroyed in the evening as the cast worked together with the architecture of the Blackfriars to create the play’s second shipwreck. We also had a visit from ASC cast member Brandon Carter, who coached the Peri-People in using their voices in the theater itself.

Quick and Quotable

From the play

GOWER: On Neptunes billow, the grisled north

Disgorges such a tempest forth,

From the director

MARSHALL: To wreck a ship, what do you have to do? Boom! Build a ship.

MARSHALL: This pile of dirt just talked to you! This is your chance to react!

From the cast

 

CAMPER: Pericles, the Greek Geek.

CAMPER: Hope just rapped the entire first Gower speech!

 

Production Insights

Pericles tourneys with five knights in Pentapolis, each with his own crest and motto. The knight representing Antioch carries a shield displaying a “wreath of chivalry” emblazoned with the phrase “me pompae provexit apex” [roughly, “the crown of glory has carried me”]. Another knight carries a shield decorated with an upside down torch. Pericles wears armor dragged out of the sea by fisherman. We have chosen to take his emblem, a withered branch, literally, arming our titular knight with a staff.

 

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