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The Mad Rants of an Actor Barking at the Moon…
The Bard on the Butte!
Wednesday night I got to meet our lovely Helena, Juliet (no I’m not mixing up shows… that’s her name.) It’s perfect that we have a Juliet playing one of the Lovers. This time, our Juliet makes it to the end WITHOUT dying… we ARE doing one of the comedies. She and the talented Kristen Mcloud got her all caught up with the blocking that the Lovers had lived through.
Remember in Shakespeare… the Comedies end with marriages and marriage beds and the Tragedies & Histories end with mass deaths & graves for beds. That’s Shakespeare for you.
I enjoyed a wonderful evening on top of the Butte and kept an eye on all the stuff we carry to our rehearsal.
I also got a picture of our stage area on top of the Butte.
Rob Newcomer our director, and plays Nick Bottom, has some fun and magical ideas for the staging on top of Skinner’s Butte. You are in for a mystical time under the late evening skies in late August and early September.
“Pray, Gentles, when you set out on wild
And windy hill tops that you find your journey
Rich, full of life, fill with great adventure,
And you drink heartily from the cup of knowledge.”
Forgive my poor words to talk of our sweet time on top of yonder hill.
Here are a few more pics of this odyssey…