Thursday, July 02, 2009
I'm finding that what I thought would be difficult is, if not easy, not as difficult (at this moment in rehearsal) as what I thought would be easy. The comic, early scenes--of preening, strutting, lambasting, cooing, and other such actions--are playing, but my later, more 'tragic' scenes--grasping at dignity, pleading for assistance, imputing betrayal--are still phony baloney. They 'play' insofar as the lines are good, but I'm attitudinizing more than hitting actions. This is one thing that rehearsal is for: ferreting out the phony baloney and finding out which sections of the script need more crafting.