Aubrey, our stage manager, has been taking line notes and has put them up as a google doc. Interesting to see where paraphrasing happens, what lines are dropped or muddled. My mission is to get to zero line notes!
Tonight we talked through the final scene. It's a tough few pages. Everyone is on stage, but Prospero has most of the dialogue. We all need to find ways to end our stories without speaking. Exploring the idea that the final scene is where everything is most at risk for each character: will it all come together? Will they get their desires? How to engage without over-acting when you’re not speaking, finding the connection to emotion and getting out of the brain and into the body, discovering the moments in the scene and not standing back from the emotion. Exhausting, but really fun and meaty stuff. For Ariel, I keep thinking, "Will I get my freedom? Will she release me now? Now? Now?!" I feel like a little kid. "Now can I have it? Now? How about now? I was reeeeally good!!! NOW?!"
I love watching Denise give notes at the end of rehearsal. Her energy seems indefatigable!
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