When you see around 200 different shows, you’re bound to come across a few duff ones, but I’m pleased to say that nearly all of the bad shows I saw can be found in this post.
There’s no better way to kick the post-Christmas blues than an early January trip to the theatre, so this year we decided to go an extra step and head to Stratford upon Avon for a short break. Of course, when you’re in Stratford you’d be mad to miss a trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company so we booked well in advance to see The Tempest.
Shakespeare’s original performances wouldn’t have had rehearsals or a director, and the actors never received full scripts – it was too expensive and time consuming to copy them out. Instead, they learnt their lines and cues from a script that was just that – their lines and cues. This cue script technique is now a […]