My adaptation of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream was remounted on a perfect summer Saturday night with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Tanglewood Music Shed last August, sandwiched by performances by Yo-Yo Ma and Garrick Ohlsson. With over 5,000 seats and 10,000 lawn spaces with video projection, this fabled venue was its largest audience to […]
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Here again roaming Wellesley College at a beautiful time – dusk, early spring. Michael and Christopher Kenney, two of my friends since they were born (now 12 and 9, respectively) take turns taping and putting up with my antics. Finally had to just read this scene. It’s one of the big ones, and when I […]
Sort of a funny, and by that I mean shaky, way to start taping here. I’m here with my good friends Michael and Christopher Kenney, who I’ve known since they were born. They’ve agreed to stir up some trouble with me here this afternoon. You know, I went to Vassar, so you think I’d feel […]
Still cooking here – last scene to get in before my train back to London. Such a brilliant accident that I was able to get these scenes in on Henley St – bit of encouragement directly from the source, if you will. In the play we’re heading directly into the mayhem for which it’s most […]
Carrying forth here on a chilly day in Stratford. I suppose the weather’s perfectly reasonable considering where we are, but you can see I need both scarves to get through a couple acts here. We’re on the street of Shakespeare’s birthplace and upbringing. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is right behind us.
Well we’re back where we started. Several months ago Yorick and I stood only about 30 meters from this very spot, beginning the strange and eventful history with Act I, Scene 1 of Two Gentlemen of Verona. A dozen plays and thousands of miles later we are once again back here, albeit in a less […]