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
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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
‘Slings and Arrows’, Season 1, Hamlet, dir. Peter Wellington, Acorn Media. 2003. 6 x 45 minutes.
By Alan Brown
This production of Julius Caesar runs at The Bbridge Theatre in London, from Wed 21st March – Sun 15th April. This review is based on a
Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, dir. Adrian Noble, RSC. Film 4, 1996. 99 minutes.
By Alan Brown
February 26, 2018
Editor ‘s Introduction:
I am very pleased that Aileen Gonsalves, Artistic Director and founder of Butterfly Theatre (www.butterflytheatre.com), director at the RSC, and originator of the Gonsalves Method, has agreed to write for Players-Shakespeare.com.
I first met Aileen at the RSC Big Week-end, where she gave a very impressive masterclass on directing, which introduced me (and the other attendees) to the Gonsalves Method. You can read my review of that workshop at: RSC Workshop: Directing Masterclass.
Since that first meeting I’ ve learned more about Aileen ‘s method. As I understand it, it is a development of the Meisner technique, invented by Sanford Meisner, around the same time Lee Strasburg started to teach ‘ Method Acting ‘. Both methods are derived from Stanislavski. On the other side of the Pond, at about this time, Peter Hall, Ciciely Berry, and John Barton, were developing their ways of exploring Shakespeare’ s texts.
There is a risk of conflict between proponents of different acting methodologies.
Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night ‘s Dream’ , Dir. David Kerr, BBC Films, 2016. 90 minutes.
By Alan Brown
February 12, 2018
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