Blogs dated July 2014

Get thee to a Portakabin

July 31, 2014
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After some consideration, I decided that a luxury Winnebago might cause resentment and friction amongst my fellow actors, but still felt that as the star of the show, I should receive preferential treatment, so I sent instructions that my dressing room should be apart from the mere humans' accommodation.

by Mossup  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

A dark and blustery night...

July 29, 2014
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On a dark and blustery night, a storm roared throughout the UK, sending booming thunder and numerous bolts of lightning across the land.

by Amy Young  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

A drunken idiot and a crazed, power-hungry butler

July 24, 2014
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We are over half way through the rehearsal process now, and things are starting to get a teeny bit stressful. I've been a part of GYP for over three years, and every year I seem to forget that we have a week and a half to practice a typically two hour Shakespearean masterpiece.

by Amy Young  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Oliver Ford Davies

July 21, 2014
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Oliver Ford Davies has a wealth of experience as a Shakespearean actor and can make us see anew what we might have taken for granted about a text. He plays Justice Shallow in Henry IV, Part II.

by Viv Graver  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Our Jacko's' story with Michael Morpurgo

July 18, 2014
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Children from 13 schools in Stratford-upon-Avon, saw their creative writing bought to life on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage as part of an education project led by Michael Morpurgo.

by Student bloggers  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

To pee or not to pee?

July 15, 2014
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Second rehearsal seemed to go well, there is an awful lot of talking, I expect I will get used to it, probably the best thing is to have a little snooze while all that chatter is going on, though I suspect that snoring might be frowned upon...

by Mossup  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

Words

July 14, 2014
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This is a long, painstaking, but very necessary process. Hours and hours are spent on this.

by Gail Sawyer  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Sahara mouth

July 11, 2014
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I haven't been this scared since I did a stand-up gig at the dreaded Buzz Club, Manchester 1994. Yes, you heard - stand-up. Since then I've jumped out of a plane, dived in open water with a leaky mask, lived in Elephant and Castle. Nothing, nothing has touched that walk to the mike for a 5 minute stand-up spot.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

'I want to know what happens next'

July 10, 2014
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As part of our most recent schools broadcast (of Henry IV Parts I and II), we offered schools and/or students with hearing difficulties the opportunity to watch a BSL signed version of the performance.

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10 actors, 32 - no, 35 Shakespearean Sonnets! How?

July 10, 2014
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So, if each sonnet takes approximately one minute to speak out loud, and we have 10 actors and need a piece that's just under an hour, and we need time for transitions and maybe some physical work, and maybe a couple of group sonnets - that's about three per actor. Give or take a few.

by Gail Sawyer  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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