Phew! Lots of work tonight. We did my first scene with Prospero, and most of Act V, Sc I - “were I human” and “where the bee sucks...” etc. It was thrilling to really discover the power of Prospero’s shift from revenge to redemption - “the rarer action is/in virture than in vengeance”.
Still trying to find Ariel’s twitches and ticks. My concern is that the speech will become disjointed and lose its rhythm. Perhaps it will be easier when the text is fully ingrained into my head...
Now, I know this is entirely my JOB as an actor, but running around and speaking lines is exhausting! Show fitness is no joke people! But, oh my, how I LOVE IT. It makes me feel ALIVE. More of this please!
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