Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 30th Photo of the Day

November 30th Photo of the Day

Merchant of Venice Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Jack Studio Theatre 19th November to 7th December, 2013.

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November 30, 2013 · 1:08 pm

Merchant of Venice, End of Week 2

The Merchant Bus has rolled on through its second week. Already!

Watching it this past week I could clearly see how the cast are really getting the text and movement into their bodies. New gestures are appearing, new inflections, looks that weren’t there before – all things that show a cast is comfortable with a production. The lines have become second nature, so they can afford to play with them a bit more without fear of tripping themselves up. They’re being bolder and braver with movement. Playing to packed houses is fantastic. 

NP

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November 29th Photo of the Day

November 29th Photo of the Day

Merchant of Venice Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Jack Studio Theatre 19th November to 7th December, 2013.

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November 29, 2013 · 9:27 am

Merchant of Venice, November 28th

 It’s like the old saying goes, it dun’t rain but it dribbles a bit…

Tonight was a great performance from everyone and it’s amazing to see everyone listening and responding to each other so well. I have to say that it surprised me as before the show we all struggled to get the energy up as we hit the imaginary mid week slump. But somehow and from somewhere we pulled it out and some people gave particularly beautiful performances in my opinion. The only performer not pulling his/her weight was a bit of technical wiring. But really what does that matter. Anything beyond a stage, some actors and an incredible bit of text is a luxury.

JM

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November 28th Photo of the Day

November 28th Photo of the Day

Merchant of Venice Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Jack Studio Theatre 19th November to 7th December, 2013.

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November 28, 2013 · 8:25 am

November 27th Photo of the Day

November 27th Photo of the Day

Merchant of Venice Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Jack Studio Theatre 19th November to 7th December, 2013.

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November 27, 2013 · 8:21 am

Merchant of Venice Week Two

As our second week of run begins I’m finding the urge to start with a Shakespearean quote too tempting but even I’m not that wanky. 

 
Anyway, once more into the Jack dear friends. And what a great crowd! We have been very lucky with our audiences whom, for the most part have been wonderfully receptive. Tonight we had a group of ladies in and these ladies are the reason Shakespeare is still necessary. They were wonderful. So invested in the drama and action were they that when Shylock *spoiler* proposes a “pound of flesh” as collateral one of the ladies gasped and sat catching flies for the remainder of the scene. 
 
It’s fantastic and inspiring to watch people actually just take it in for what it is. A play. A play with twists and turns and drama and gasp moments. 
 
JM

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