Sunday July 22nd

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 West

 

What we did

Today the cast continued to block the opening of the play after a series of warmups led by RDAs Olivia and Chase. While we continued to work on both dance and music, we also began to build the dumbshows and shipwrecks that characterize the play.

 

Quick and Quotable

From the play

PERICLES: Feast here awhile,

Until our Stars that frown, lend us a smile.

From the director

MARSHALL: I’m positively reinforcing you. I’m anti-Ralphing you.

MARSHALL: The audience will love being dead people.

From the cast

GOWER: Gower is the world’s best dungeon master.

PERICLES: Peri-geek, more like.

 

Production Insights

During the resident troupe’s talkback for Richard III on Thursday, one of the actors remarked that, “You can’t be a king by yourself.” It takes the reaction of the other actors on stage to define authority and status. In each of the court scenes, our cast has put that advice into place, using small gestures like bows and larger movements (does a king turn to face his entering advisors?) to define the differing power structures in each world.

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