goPLAY talks Shakespeare with the cast of Measure for Measure

On February 5th Touchstone’s goPLAY Youth Theatre Club took in Pacific Theatre and Honest Fishmonger’s production of Measure for Measure. Afterwards, a bunch of the cast joined us in the lobby to talk about some of the exciting issues around interpreting Shakespeare that the production brought up. This production employed unconventional rhythmic delivery of the text and overlapping dialogue, giving the language a very contemporary feel. The actors talked us through some of the experimenting they did, including workshopping parts of the show in open rehearsals in the downtown eastside. Of special interest to the goPLAY youth were the tension between integrity and manipulation in the show, and how the actors made choices about what to reveal in their characters.

February 5th goPLAY
goPLAY youth chat with Simon Webb about playing Angelo

One Response to “goPLAY talks Shakespeare with the cast of Measure for Measure”

  1. This is so great! I’m delighted that you could all come. We love GoPlay and think it’s such a great program. We look forward to seeing you all at PT again soon.

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