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The Actors Speak

Michele Athos Guidi

Jenni Lea-Jones

Linda Powell

Paul Spera

Francesca Sarah Toich

Michelle Uranowitz

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abstract

The Merchant ‘in’ Venice brought together an international cast of actors. In this chapter six of them recall the experience of workshopping then rehearsing Shakespeare’s play for the site-specific production they brought to the Ghetto in 2016. They think about the pressures of place – speaking these lines in this location – and of history; the challenges of working in several languages and cutting the script to two hours’ running time; the existential trouble of doubling characters who look like opposites; the excitement of inhabiting their roles and reaching their audiences. They reveal the production from the experience of living inside it.

Pubblicato
10 Giugno 2021
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-504-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-503-2

Keywords: RehearsalPerforming ShakespearePortiaActors on ShakespeareBassanioJessicaThe Merchant of VeniceLorenzoShylockSite-specific performanceLancelot Gobbo

Copyright: © 2021 Michele Athos Guidi, Jenni Lea-Jones, Linda Powell, Paul Spera, Francesca Sarah Toich, Michelle Uranowitz. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.