Blogs dated July 2014

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  |  No comments yet  |  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.

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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...

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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  |  No comments yet  |  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

'There's a shipwreck, and on an island stuff goes down'

July 8, 2014
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It's that time of year again – crack out the Early Modern English and the orange highlighter pen, it's the 2014 season of the Gloucestershire Youth Players (GYP).

by Amy Young  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Exit chased by a pug

July 3, 2014
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Several of us went to the rehearsal rooms at Stratford to meet some important people, these turned out to be very pleasant types, we all had plenty of fuss, and we allowed these important people to meet and greet us.

by Mossup  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

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