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!
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.