This year’s new batch of touring actors, The Players, are nearing the end of several months of rehearsals and are gearing up to head out onto the road with Actors At Work. One of our brand new Players Shauntelle was inspired to write her very own sonnet about the rehearsal process…
The first week of rehearsal ended thus:
With Romeo and Juliet deceased,
Mercutio and Tybalt fighting plus
The speed of learning blocking much increased.
Week the second brought with it much heat
As raincoats and school sweaters in our sights
Did make us melt as we did try to meet
The Captain and the Boatswain – O delights!
Week three has brought us now to Hammy-let
With fighting and the last scene set in stone.
So close to touring as we try to get
Deep into all the characters we own.
For now we have two weeks and nothing more
They’ll show us all they can, and then the door.