The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0342 Monday, 29 June 2009
Date: Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 12:18:56 -0700
Subject: TEMPEST Weblog
Update on our TEMPEST weblog: http://www.independenteye.org/news/index.html
The blog includes storyboards, photos, analyses of character and text
from the past 37 weeks of pre-production, as well as reflections on the
process of putting this complex thing together. We're just now going
into rehearsal for a September 18th opening, with a five-week run at
Sonoma County Repertory in Sebastopol, CA, followed by a tour.
It's a live theatrical animation, five actors with puppets, masks,
video, and a new sound score, very much focused on the Shakespearean
text in its bizarre mix of reality and metaphor. As I work, I find it's
tending toward a relatively "straight" directorial style, but it feels
as if the emotional *truth* of the story is emerging with fresh vision.
We welcome posted comments and questions. No production is remotely
definitive, but I hope the ongoing blog can be a valuable resource
record of one theatre's creative struggle to bring this magnificent play
Peace & joy-
The Independent Eye, Ltd.
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