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Week Twelve: Shakespeare's Soul
Happy Thursday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily. Today we’re personalizing the work with a themed knicknack from this week’s class, a formative moment of magic … and, most importantly, Bauer’s chance to say hello.
Shakespeare’s Soul (Cymbeline Rehearsal - 2016)
Still thinking about rehearsals when something so true, so worthwhile … provides new direction.
In an early rehearsal for Cymbeline, I asked the cast to prepare a song, or sound, or music … something raw … something speaking the soul of an older, wisened Shakespeare.
Here’s a taste of surrender and acceptance I’ll always remember … when preparation met willingness … and “no apologies” inspired the sound of fearless collaborative expression.
One teammate shares an idea, and her teammates jump in to enhance, support, and create something … more … something … special.
Rehearsal is the best.
Here’s another memorable poster, this time from Cymbeline aboard the USS Iowa. Plus, I’ve included the teaser we produced for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Since our production was crafted to honor and celebrate Shakespeare’s entire canon AND was scheduled to open on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth/death … I wanted the cast to film their favorite piece of Shakespearean text on location, spanning the nooks and crannies of our playing space aboard the Battleship.
What a poster. What a teaser. Enjoy!