Blogs dated March 2012

Moving to Fairyland

March 30, 2012
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So with a week to go before we move up to Stratford, we have started running the whole play.

by Sophie Ivatts  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Costume design

March 29, 2012
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We have had Himani, the costume designer we met in Delhi, over for a week of meetings and costume research in reverse.

by Tom Piper  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

'What is this made of?'

March 28, 2012
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Have to get something ready for next Tuesday when Pete Griffin (Production Manager) and Alan Bartlett (Head of Construction and Technical Design) are coming to look at the model.

by Tom Piper  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

International Women's Day

March 27, 2012

In the run up to International Women's Day some of our female cast and creatives have been interviewed for the RSC website, to talk about women and theatre.

by Sophie Ivatts  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Producer's perspective

March 27, 2012
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RSC Producer Kevin Fitzmaurice offers his perspective on the recent research trip to India for Much Ado About Nothing...

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'If in doubt, back to the text...'

March 27, 2012
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Have had another trip to Stratford to check seating layouts and discuss how we can get the Indian costume designer over to work on the project

by Tom Piper  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Coming home

March 27, 2012
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On way back now and trying to take stock of it all after two more days of sensual bombardment. I hope what made this more than just cultural tourism was the huge range of people we meet from all strata of society.

by Tom Piper  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Much Ado: From Clapham to Delhi

March 22, 2012
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As the room of seven actors began the week, prepared to interrogate parts of their cultural and ethnic make up, their skills as performers were also mined through the intrinsic work of Struan and Lyn, filling the space with more of themselves as the week progressed.

by Kimberley Sykes  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Ahem

March 22, 2012

So... err, ahem. Yes, I have been rather quiet of late. As soon as rehearsals kicked off proper, it became clear that things which were once everyday occurrences (watching TV, replying to emails, updating my blog!) were now rare luxuries that time would not afford me.

by Sophie Ivatts  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Theatre of Dreams

March 21, 2012
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Weird day of competing impressions: beginning in crowded active muslim tombs, throwing petals on the grave with more people than seems possible to fit into a 12' x 8' space and still have room for the shrine, then a beautiful but slightly uninvolving tourist experience at the carefully restored Tomb of Humayaun (does what is says on the tin).

by Tom Piper  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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