Today’s Date: July 16, 2019

 

Show Title: The Roaring Girl

Director: Stephanie Ann Foster

Assistant Directors: Cortland Nesley and Molly Harper

 

Stage Manager: Joe Marsh

Dramaturg: Madison Miller

 

Rehearsal Room: Grafton Library

 

What we did: 

Today we started by reading the play through again, hunkering down on some good ole textual and character analysis. Actors are really getting into the world already, and they all have quite a grasp on the language and comedy of it all. Next, Stephanie Ann blocked and soundscaped the opening sequence that sets up the atmosphere of the world. Then, Stephanie Ann began the blocking process for Act 1 Scene 1 of the play. We’re off to the races folks.

 

QUICK AND QUOTABLE

 

FROM THE PLAY

“Oh, a woman!”

 

-Sir Alexander, Act 1, scene 2 Line 116`

 

FROM THE DIRECTOR

“This play is about women, and the people who watch them.”

 

That’s right, this play is about ladies, comedy, and reputation.

 

FROM THE CAST: 

“Uhm, so what exactly does ‘toss me in a blanket’ mean’…?”

 

Ella Gardner was working through some comedic moments when we stumbled upon some fun euphemisms. This one, according to Norton, is the equivalent of saying “fine I guess I’ll just cry in the corner, then.” 

 

Production Insight:

Check out the link below to see some thoughts on our production framed from a very different perspective. 

https://americanshakespearecenter.com/2019/07/by-the-pricking-of-my-thumbs/

 

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