A rather short scene here – now that we’re on the battlefield this little vignettes, almost french scenes, get their own scene number and location. Much like Caesar or Antony & Cleopatra. So this makes the first play Shakespeare had a hand in that features a big battle in the second half. He tries to […]
More war in the Brandeis woods. This is the second scene in the battle-filled Act IV of Edward III. I’m sightreading, I don’t know what’s going to happen at the end, and it’s still a great play!
Shakespeare is ramping up in the play to deal with the famous incident at Calais withe the six richest merchants who will bow before the besieging King Edward and offer themselves up to whatever cruel torture or death the English have for them. The line which is spoken just before this scene, at the end […]
More of an amazing and action-packed act here. I’m sight reading you may recall – I like to say that a lot with this play A) because it’s true but B) to apologize for sounding incoherent at times. It’s a lot of fun to sight read Shakespeare I find. I’m sure others don’t find the […]
Stealing an empty room here at the St. Botolph club to bang out this play. These war-torn later sections have many more short scenes and are easy to sprinkle about. We just had a lunch here and there are many people leaving, some of whom come to listen to parts of this.
I had some extra time getting here from the Botolph Club – it was a short a pleasant drive on this idyllic fall day. My friend Jeff Adelberg lives right down the corner. Jeff’s a great lighting designer and we’ve collaborated a bunch. We’re supposed to group at his house with David Gammons the director […]
Fabulous end to this act. What muscular language. Plowing through this one!