The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0342  Monday, 29 June 2009

From:       The Independent Eye <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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 
to birth.

Peace & joy-

Conrad Bishop
The Independent Eye, Ltd.

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