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Gonsalves Method

Reheasals at The Globe for Michelle Terry’s Hamlet

Michelle Terry has been in place for a few months now as artistic director of The Globe. Her first productions, Hamlet and As You Like It , are in rehearsal, and they’re both being played by the same ensemble of actors, and are being launched towards the end of April. We plan to attend an early performance of Hamlet, and bring you a review of how it went.   The casting of these two production …Read More

Beatrice’s view of the Gonsalves Method Workshop

Aileen Gonsalves ran a workshop at Shakespeare @ Traquair on 8th April ’18 on their production of Much Ado About Nothing. The rest of this post is written by the actor playing Beatrice in that production….   Prior to the Aileen Gonsalves Workshop I read through the Gonsalves method to give myself an indication of what the day might hold.   https://players-shakespeare.com/the-gonsalves-method-objectives-are-essential-to-good-acting   What Aileen describes in the method is …Read More

Review (*****): Gonsalves Method workshop

We’ve been publishing articles about the Gonsalves method recently, and last week we tested the Gonsalves method out “in real life”. Aileen (Gonsalves) came to Scotland to run a full-day workshop with some of the cast of Shakespeare @ Traquair’s production of Much Ado About Nothing (running from 30th May – 9th June, Wednesday to Saturday). This review shares our view of the results of the workshop.     Before going into …Read More

The Gonsalves Method – Objectives, Stakes , Entitlement Tactics

The Gonsalves Method – Objectives, Stakes, Entitlement Tactics – How these help create truthful acting. Fill in these blanks for every scene and I believe you have a really strong way to get an actor to begin their journey when rehearsing. You may be amazed to know at Butterfly Theatre this is all we need to start rehearsing. Now to be fair, my actors all come with their lines entirely learned …Read More

The Gonsalves Method – Objectives are essential to good acting.

Objectives are essential to good acting. What are they and how to act truthfully with them? One of my favourite scenes ever written is the scene between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Act I Scene VII where Macbeth has just convinced himself that, contrary to the prophecy and his promise to his wife earlier he will not murder King Duncan that night. “I have no spur to prick the sides of …Read More