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Report, 10/1/08

Present: Dale, Marc, John, Jeff A., Jeff B., Kevin, Greg, Dan, Scott We began running Act I in Dale’s back yard. We made it through scene 1 one and a half times before decamping to NCTC’s lobby, courtesy of Jeff A. Dale never thought that the sun set at 7:30 when he offered his back […]

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: 9/13/08

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 […]

Report: 8/27/08

Present: Dale, Marc, Dan, Jeff B. The problem of the day was the final scene: what does it mean and how do we stage it? Dale wanted to start with Coriolanus’ death, the hard part. We futzed around a bit, and then Dale shared a moment he wanted to steal from another production the review […]

Report: 8/23

Present: Dale, Greg, Dan, Marc. The Problem of the Day: what to do about I.4-I.10, i.e., the War. On the one hand, we have stage directions like Enter the army of the Volsces and Alarum. The Romans are beat back to their trenches. On the other hand, we have eight men at the moment. What […]