Friday July 20th
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: Grafton Library
What we did
As we continued digging into the text of the play, the cast also continued using their viewpoints vocabulary to assume the physicality of each world. Marshall explained that “the audience only knows what you show them.” This physical vocabulary will help us differentiate between the many different worlds and times of the play. We focused on the world of profit created by the bawds, then worked through the final recognition scenes of the play. Afterwards, we began to work on the music and dance which we will continue tomorrow when we rehearse on the Blackfriars stage!
Quick and Quotable
From the play
If I should tell my history, it would seem
Like lies disdained in the reporting.
From the director
MARSHALL: I’ve never seen a group of teenagers so sedate while talking about a brothel.
From the cast
MARSHALL: What should we name this Gower speech?
CAST: How about, “Wait Don’t Leave Yet!”
Today in rehearsal we noticed deep similarities between Pericles and both forthcoming and previous Shakespeare plays. One royal couple resembles the earlier Macbeths. One father-daughter relationship seems to prepare for the Tempest. The continuation of the action after the play seems to be resolved uncannily echoes Winter’s Tale.