Date: 7/16/2020

Show: All’s Well that Ends Well

Director: Lauren Carlton

Assistant Director: Esma Eddeb

Dramaturg: Schuyler Gardner

Stage/Zoom Manager: Hillel Finder

Production Manager: Liam Riley

 

What We Did Today

Hello my fellow Shakespeareans! Today the All’s Well cast began their day with a lecture from Dr. Ralph Cohen, co-founder of the ASC. During which, he discussed Shakespeare’s use of iambic structure and rhetoric, along with how it provides options for a character’s specific traits or qualities. This would later spark intriguing conversation about the use of verse and prose within the play during our daily check-in. Afterwards, the cast finished the readthrough of the play to much excitement and are looking forward to moving on to the devised theater projects devised by Director Lauren Carlton.

 

Quick and Quotable

From the Play: “Oscorbidulchos volivorco.” -Second Lord

From the Director: “There are a couple of scenes with lord-shacanery.”

From the Cast/Crew: “But other than that, I’m mentally [knocks over plastic cup] prepared. – Topher

 

Production Insights

Finally the cast has finished the readthrough and have all begun to have a basic understanding of the play. Now that we are moving on to devised theater, I am curious to see what that looks like in this meaning. Usually, whenever I hear a word before “theater”, my mind immediately goes to actors all clad in black and moving around the stage in a weird fashion; leaving the audience completely in the dark as to what the heck is going on (Imagine the high school theater sketch from SNL. Yeah that.). However, it seems that devised theater has an entirely different meaning behind it and I am looking forward to see what it means to the campers, along with how it will be presented in this online format.

Sayonara Shakespeareans,

-Wagner

[This post was written to the sound of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here]

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