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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Report, 9/26/08

Present: Marc, Dale, John David, Jeff A., Dan, Greg, Jeff B. Welcome, John David Bilon as Cominius! We met in the Greenville Street Park to work through Act V. Surrounded by two separate weddings and the Obama campaign, we were unmolested. Still unsure about V.1 and V.2, we staged them anyway. Kevin, we have cut […]

Report, 9/24/08

Present: Dale, Marc, Greg, Dan, Kevin, Jeff A., Jeff B., Scott First, welcome aboard to Jeff Allen, who’s been busy directing The Odd Couple at NCTC, and to Scott Stroud, who found out what we were up to and joyfully signed on. Second, tonight was our last night at the dance studio. We’ll be working […]

Report, 9/20/08

Present: Dale, Marc, Jeff B, Dan, Kevin, Greg We worked through Act III. Scene 1 is huge, starting with more “wish Aufidius was here” talk from Coriolanus, and kicking in swiftly with the Tribunes’ blocking of his path to the consulship. The violence escalates as Coriolanus just won’t shut up, until we have a riot. […]

Report: 9/17/08

Present: Dale, Marc, Greg, Dan, Jeff B. We worked through Act II, which is the kickoff of the actual plot. In II.1, the return of Coriolanus, we got some more mileage out of the Tribunes and Menenius. (Kevin, we’re thoroughly exploring your character while you’re away. You can just mindmeld with Dale.) We have to […]

Report: 9/13/08

Present: Marc, Dale, Dan, Greg Down by one: Philip Hauser has had to withdraw from the show; he had a job come up for the weekend of the show that he couldn’t turn down. Dang. We do need to replace him. We worked most of the morning on the Battle Ballet. With any luck, we’re […]

Report: 9/10/08

Present: Dale, Marc, Dan, Philip, Jeff B. We started with I.9 and I.10. For I.9, the trick is going to be keeping the scene alive by focusing on what makes Martius our hero: he’s modest, he’s generous, he’s self-sacrificing. All his difficulties are in civilian life. Another problem, our constant one, is crowd control: who’s […]

Report: 9/6/08

Present: Dale, Marc, Dan, Greg, Jeff B., Kevin, and introducing Philip Dale suggested that since we were losing an hour or so of our 10:00-2:00 time slot to lunch, that we go from 10:00-1:00 without lunch, but with snacks, perhaps, and get more work done. That was preferred to a 9:00-12:00 solution. Marc started with […]

Report: 9/3/08

Present: Dale, Marc, Greg, Dan, Jeff B. (Kevin was at a meeting.) The problem of the night: who was to play Coriolanus? We started by having everyone state the roles they would like to play; we wrote people’s initials next to the characters. It was a pretty even distribution, i.e., we all liked almost all […]