Blogs dated April 2013

Alex Waldmann

April 29, 2013
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I meet Alex a couple of days after press night when he finds a slot in a busy schedule - he is playing in all three Shakespeares scheduled at the moment in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre: Hamlet, As You Like It and All's Well That Ends Well.

by Viv Graver  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

A bumpy ride

April 26, 2013
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With just over a week to go before the company migrates to Stratford for the summer, we're getting to the point in rehearsals of A Mad World My Masters when we start to have a go at 'running' lengthy sections, sometimes entire acts or halves.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Titus trailer

April 22, 2013
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Stratford reminds me of a place in a JRR Tolkien novel. For me it could easily be a Middle-Earth Rhovanion.

by Rose Reynolds  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

A 12-foot high new toy

April 19, 2013
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This has been an exciting week in the Mad World rehearsal room. Partly because we found ourselves running the second half of the play (blimey, how did that happen?), and partly because the RSC has built us a new toy.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

NY Times review

April 16, 2013

We have been reviewed. The NY Times is notoriously difficult to impress. New York is a city that knows what it likes and what it doesn't. After Matilda's rave reviews we really needed to step up.

by Andrew French  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Hard at work

April 16, 2013
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Working on a Sunday! How horrific. But as the attached picture testifies its not really that hard. This is Simon Manyonda and Chinna Wodu seriously prepping for our Sunday performance.

by Andrew French  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

The nitty gritty

April 16, 2013

I have been informed by the beauteous Philippa Harland (Head of Press) that I really should be talking more about the play so...

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The business of comedy

April 10, 2013
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Monday 8 April, 10:43am. At the RSC's Clapham rehearsal rooms, Director Sean Foley and his actors attempt to refine a piece of comedic business...

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Choreographing India

April 9, 2013

Queen Victoria, the Empress of India, famously never visited her colony in the East. Near the end of The Empress Abdul Karim tells the elderly, frail Queen Victoria, '…if Her Majesty can't go to India, then we will bring India to her.' The stage directions then indicate: 'a troupe of brightly coloured musicians and performers enter…Victoria looks delighted.'

by Ankur Bahl  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Brooklyn

April 9, 2013
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This is a picture of the lobby in our hotel. Swanky isn't it? Brooklyn is great. There are really good food places and you could write a book just based on the snatches of conversation that one hears as you are walking down the street.

by Andrew French  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

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