Blogs by Rose Reynolds


June 27, 2013

In addition to your own character you are given another to learn just in case the actor playing that part, for whatever reason, is unable to go on.

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That teacher

June 17, 2013

I started at The Maynard in 2003. I remember it being that year because at the time Devon and its educational system were going through a rather strange 'Middle School' phase; before starting, my parents sent me to purgatory transitional school for four years where I took my SATS and learned to write joined up.

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The Sainsbury's Dip

May 30, 2013

Titus is now in its final week of previews. Daily we're changing things, replacing and adding new things, but as of Wednesday the play will be in 'lock down'. As of Thursday, press night, we will stick with whatever blocking/staging we have.

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Tremble with Kemble

May 14, 2013

It's something of a relief having only one play to focus on for a while, as we go into technical rehearsals for Titus and get ready for previews on Thursday.

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Titus trailer

April 22, 2013

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

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Mandy Rice Davies

April 9, 2013

Mad World My Masters is a filthy, bawdy and extremely funny play, and with a 'Mrs Littledick' and a gutsy prostitute named 'Truly Kidman' I suppose it would kind of have to be.

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Happy Easter

April 2, 2013

I've found this Titus week quite challenging. It's great to see how scenes are starting to piece together and yet there's one scene in which Lavinia pleads with Tamora, Chiron and Demetrius that I'm finding difficult.

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'I'm very confused'

March 26, 2013

Stephen Boxer has just said 'willy' inches from my face. I know what he meant, he meant 'lily' but suddenly our demographic has changed…

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Let's get physical…

March 25, 2013

We have split calls every day for Mad World My Masters and Titus Andronicus and so when we're not needed in one rehearsal room we move across to the other.

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'It's not even swan shaped'

March 20, 2013

I always find it difficult writing these sorts of things without setting up a similar prefix to that of: 'what did you do over your summer holiday?' I feel infantile, silly and suddenly very aware of my feet. I suppose it doesn't have to be Shakespeare…

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