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In his penultimate blog post Paul discusses how performances have progressed following re-rehearsals, how he feels about his performances and the audience response to the play.

Transcript of Podcast

I am very tired and can’t wait for our holiday next week. At the moment I seem to be having good and bad performances. It is very easy to blame bad shows on the changes made in the re-rehearsal period. But of course there were good and bad shows at the beginning of the season as well. Equally, sometimes I think a good show is a result of the changes. Of course it really doesn't have anything to do with this, it's all to do with me and my own feelings about my performance.

We have had fantastic audiences this season. I find that King Lear is received better at evening performances than it is during the daytime. Matinees are hard because in daylight the changes in the weather seem to be more noticeable. We have had performances where we have had three or four showers with beautiful sunlight in between. It can be very distracting for both the audience and the performers.

I don’t have anything more to add because really we are just carrying on the performances and nothing new is happening. I am still having a wonderful time playing Edgar.

 

These comments are the actor's thoughts or ideas about the part as s/he goes through the rehearsal process – they are simply his/her own interpretations and change frequently as the rehearsal and performance process progresses.

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