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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

Playreading Report: Much Ado About Nothing, Edinburgh, 8th March

We ran a play-reading yesterday, here in Edinburgh, of Much Ado About Nothing. It’s March now, and spring is nearly upon us, so we didn’t have so many people to read. We lost one member to a rehearsal as the ghost in Hamlet, and another to rehearsing Ophelia. My partner has a deadline coming up soon to finish writing a play, so she, for the first time, had to dip …Read More

Review: David Tennant in Shakespeare ‘s Much Ado About Nothing

Shortly, we’ll publish our MFFE version of Much Ado About Nothing. Having finished editing the script, we  watched a couple of productions to find out how a modern performance checks out, compared with the script.  David Tennant has recently played Benedick alongside Catherine Tate as Beatrice so we are reviewing that production at Wyndham’s Theatre in London. Tennant and Tate had, of course, worked alongside each other in Dr Who. The production is available …Read More