As You Like It
In Shakespeare’s day, actors never played the same
On top of that, every two weeks, a company added a
To make things worse: theatre companies, in constant fear that their actors would steal their stories and take them to the competition, didn’t allow an actor to
Think about that for a second: if you were constantly performing a different play, and you never had the entire script at your disposal, how could you possibly
According to the Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project,
Instead, each actor was given a scroll (called a “roll,” leading to the
The rest, they had to piece
Fast forward about four hundred years to today, when a theatre company typically performs the same production
Enter Carrie Isaacman: returning the authenticity
Last night we caught Sports’
The large cast included Kaitlin Creed Boyce, Colin Colford, Brian Acosta Arya, Suzanne Du Charme, Melanie Gretchen, Michael Hagins, Katie Harden, James Jagiello, Steven Macropoulos, Charles Lear, Joe Crow Ryan, Roger Stude and Isaacman as
Original folk music by Melanie Gretchen and Donna Stearns, combined with costumes by Deborah Houston,
If you’re tired of the
Find out for yourself, then come back here and let us know what you think of Isaacman’s attempt to return
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I liked: a few of the actors memorized their lines.
I didn't like: reading from the scrolls gave me the impression that the actors couldn't bother to learn most of their lines.
I didn't like: I felt that the scrolls were a distraction.
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