The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, November 26th, 2018

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This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes cross-gender Shakespeare and Al Pacino and Russell Brand (thankfully [?] not together). PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
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Oh, I dig this… and this may be a harbinger for the future

So, found this really cool article from UK’s The Guardian

All the women players: cross-gender Shakespeare – in pictures

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AYL: horns (musical edition)

OK, so I’ve discussed interstitial music for As You Like It before… but there’s music within the play itself as well.

One such song come from late in the play, and goes by any number of titles, from “What Shall He Have” to “The Deer Song” to “The Lusty Horn” and “The Lusty Horn Song”…

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, November 19th, 2018

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This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes prayers, new seasons, and two different Twelfth Nights. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
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AYL: new focus

So.

It’s early in the morning. I’ve been up for nearly two hours. There’s nothing to be nervous about, and yet my mind is racing.

Why?

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AYL: Flashback Friday — music edition

So, as we move from read-throughs to blocking rehearsals for As You Like It, I finally got a chance to share some of my interstitial music choices with my cast this week. I realized not all of them are going to work, but the concept–I think–is solid.

Now for you, gentles all, I don’t want to give away all my spoilery musical goodness, but…

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AYL: the 1992 version

So, as part of my due diligence, directing As You Like It, I like to go back and look at some of the past versions of the play that I can find on film or video.

Today, the 1992 version…

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AYL: staging

A while back, when I was discussing the creation of the rehearsal schedule for As You Like It, I said that I was a visual guy. Trying to come up with the set design for the production, I felt like I needed a model.

But of course before I could build a model, I had to get some measurements…

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, November 12th, 2018

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This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes just a couple of stories. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
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