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Your search for posts with tags containing rehearsal found 10 posts

Galatea 101 #3

Bea Webster talks about the process of turning sixteenth-century English into British Sign Language and the creation of appropriate signs, the importance of a diverse rehearsal room, and what it’s like playing a character about to be sacrificed… Part...
From: Before Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2021

The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane at the Abbey Theatre now

Abbey Theatre Pan Pan Theatre 23 – 26 May 2018 In Pan Pan’s purgatorial presentation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, you the audience are faced with a choice: who is going to be, or not to be, Hamlet? Actors compete to play the title...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 24 May 2018

In the Company of Edward’s Boys: Nashe’s Summer’s Last Will and Testament

We are delighted to present a guest post from Perry Mills, the director of Edward’s Boys (a theatre group from King Edward VI school, Stratford-upon-Avon, where he is also Deputy Head).  Edward’s Boys are soon to be performing The...
From: Before Shakespeare on 8 Feb 2018

When the Halls are Full of Monsters

Rehearsal halls have to be, by definition, safe spaces. They have to be places where people can be as vulnerable as necessary, as open as they need to be, as free of inhibitions, as daring, as fearless, as liberated as the work requires. I am sick and...
From: dispositio on 4 Jan 2018

Directing and the Impossibility of Criticism

This autumn, I directed a show. It’s something I’ve wanted to do again for a long time — there was a period in my life when I thought I wanted to be a director, and when I returned to grad school, I did so with the ultimately failed...
From: dispositio on 29 Dec 2015

Lets Talk Shakespeare: How did actors learn their lines?

9th November 2015 saw the launch of the first episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, a ten part podcast series exploring some of the frequently asked questions about Shakespeare’s life.   Each Monday a new podcast will be posted on our...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 Nov 2015

The Talkback Dilemma / Das Publikumsgesprächsleiden

I should be writing about the two Woyzecks I’ve seen this week, and about Karin Henkel’s fantastic John Gabriel Borkmann. But the other thing I’ve been watching, other than plays, is Q&As – and I have a few questions. They’re...
From: dispositio on 12 May 2015

A Catalanian pic nic society at private rehearsal

Six members of the society sit in a row, each singing a different song. All are ugly and elderly except one lady who turns to her neighbour singing, “In sweetest harmony we live.” The latter, almost bald, sits on the extreme left, singing,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jul 2013

Annemarie Matzke at U of T

Dear readers, let me invite you all to a talk I have co-organized with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at U of T as part of their Friday Chat Series: Annemarie Matzke (University of Hildesheim, Germany) “Theatre at Work: Towards...
From: dispositio on 10 Apr 2013


This isn’t really a post as such — it’s an invitation to comment. I would love to hear from theatre practitioners, actors as well as directors, and perhaps even playwrights: what does rehearsal mean to you? What do you see as its purpose?...
From: dispositio on 5 Jan 2013

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