We wanted to find theatrical substance to this extraordinary writing and make it just as powerful and effective off the page as it is on it.We explored different ways of framing the text from a short story in the book called 'But Not Really' to lift the drama and we filmed alot of our process to show the NTW, Rachel herself ,of course, and also to have a record of it ...when we develop it further down the line.
I think the main memory i have of these days is laughter (and…Continue
Posted on March 31, 2010 at 10:20
Hello everyone......Just when you thought the Pinter play has ended and you'd get a bit of peace...I thought i would share some different sections of text with you from 'But Not Really 'by the very gifted Rachel Trezise.
The moon shone against his house, showing up its new paint, a soft lime colour, like a woman in a new layer of confidence, stepping out into the summer for the first time in a mini skirt and a new pair of sandals. The hanging baskets either side of the front…Continue
Posted on March 29, 2010 at 10:58 — 1 Comment
Well that was a lovely trip.IThink i might buy a season ticket and go on that trip again...
The response to 'A Kind of Alaska' has been very positive , and i want to thank everyone who came up to us to thank us for the show and who have left messages to say how much the enjoyed it. It has provoked some very interesting discussions about the play, the style, the acting and the concept we went for. For the record, i followed Peter Hall's method.I thought, Well i might as well be…Continue
Posted on March 14, 2010 at 2:26
You know that thing you do with good luck cards?...when you open them to vast acres of blankness..and the card invites you write something brilliant... and you cant ..and you think..blimey i spent £3.50 on this card and i cant think of a thing to say...well that happened to me.....Its not that i havent got things to say....i did have but its just the ability to say it in a few words that escapes me..you know the witty erudite phrase that sums up six weeks of work...that sums up the bond you…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2010 at 14:28 — 1 Comment
This is the last friday blog from me. So ill cut the gush and get to the point. This week has been about fine tuning. If you liken the process to creating a menu ..then
Week 1 - we looked at the recipe and did the shopping for ingredients.Week two we looked at the bill and said blimey we cant afford that!..no we didnt really..sorry i digress....
Week 2 - we prepared the courses and picked out our favourite parts of the meal.
And the following…Continue
Posted on March 5, 2010 at 8:00
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Sorry to be writing such a late reply to the comment you left on my page, as you can imagine, graduating this month had made me very busy but an enjoyable time too. I am moving back to Cardiff late September and would love for you to look at my audition speeches. I am also interested in attending a few of your classes. As I am not sure of an exact date yet, would it be ok to contact you closer to the time and hopefully arrange a meeting? Many thanks!
Thanks Julie, that would be great, much appreciated
And you too. xx
Hi Julie, thanks for your comment. Hope all is well!
Thnaks for your contact Julie - we have emailed Elena
Tuesday suits me fine. Have a good week.
Great to meet you. Thanks for all your ideas; I'm looking forward to working with you more.
See you soon. Serena
How are you? How are things developing on the script hunting front? Thanks again for letting me come read with you guys, It was a lot of fun and inspired me to read more! Thanks!
Hope your well,
Much love Michael
It's been a few years hasn't it. My wife Pamela and I live in Coulsdon with my son Daniel who is 6 going on teenage. You may remember knowing my Pamela before I did. She was Pamela Ashton who was on the Sherman Postgrad course 85-86.Let's do a catch up. Where do you live now etc....
See you soon. David
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