Monday, we have finished the first stage of text rehearsal!
It was the last stretch. First noble Buckingham’s execution. We moved on to the last speeches before the battle in which Richmond rallies his men and Richard spits on the Bretons (the French ones.) Then we read the famous horse speech. We finished with Richmond’s victorious speech – Peace is restored, all is good.
The afternoon was spent rave staging. The opening of the play should be interesting… A lot of jumping and rhythm counting – very effective.
Still some way to go… exciting stuff!
Back in the rehearsal room for another week of rehearsal and you can feel the nerves and excitement starting to creep in. The countdown continues and I think the cast are very aware of that. This means it is even more full on now than it has been previously. The staging has begun and now it is time to bring everything from the last two weeks back to the surface as everything get’s pieced together bit by bit…