Pictured: The cast singing their preshow song

 

Today’s Date: 8/03/2019

Show Title: The Taming of the Shrew

Director: Kim Newton

Assistant Directors: Austin Harleson & Taylor Lamb

Production Intern: Margot Flanders (Dramaturg) & Jules Talbot (Stage Manager)

 

Rehearsal Room: Grafton

 

What we did

On our last morning, we began rehearsal with notes from yesterday’s rehearsal. That was followed by fight and music calls so we could get into our run of the show. After that we had a delightful full run. Kim then gave notes and worked some last small details in Katherina and Petruchio scenes.

 

Quick and Quotable

 

From the play

“No profit grows where no pleasure ta’en: in brief, sir, study what you most affect.”

—Tranio, Act I

 

From the director

“I’m so excited to see this show!!”

—Kim while jumping with enthusiasm

 

From the cast

“It’s a real ‘build me up buttercup’ moment”

—Austin (who is technically an RDA, but also plays Vincentio)

 

Production Insights

In Act I, Tranio advises Lucentio that “No profit grows where no pleasure ta’en: in brief, sir, study what you most affect.” He is saying that nothing useful comes from work without joy. Here during this glorious summer of camp the campers put in endless hours of work through rehearsals and workshops and line memorization, but what makes these shows special and this place its own kind of magic is that all of the people here are studying what they most affect. That joy takes many forms, but here, it creates beautiful work.

I hope you all have enjoyed this journey through the production of The Taming of the Shrew as much as I have and I hope you have the opportunity to see all of their hard work tomorrow!!

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