The Winter’s Tale
Director: KP Powell
RDA Stage Manager: Keith Hale
RDA Dramaturg: Kailey Potter
Interns: Mary Rose Valentine, Margot Waldman, Topher Zane
This morning, the campers attended workshops on scansion and rhetoric with Aubrey and Lia.
Next, the campers witnessed Lia’s legendary audience contact workshop. With the help of KP Powell as Nerrissa, Lia’s Portia dazzled another generation of campers. After a packed morning, the campers headed to lunch. Rehearsal for The Winter’s Tale followed.
Quote of the Day
“How would you say it?”
– KP Powell
Today, our director focused on the campers’ understanding of the text. He asked them to read their lines, then asked them how they would say their lines. The campers responded with how they, with modern day slang, would convey the message of their lines. After this exercise, the campers returned to Shakespeare’s text. Like magic, the campers breathed life into the four hundred year old words.