RSC Live Broadcast

RSC Live Broadcast
On Thursday the 25th of January, a group of pupils who aspire to be actors and actresses, participated in watching a live video broadcasted by the RSC (the Royal Shakespeare Company). Theo McGuinness (9 Mega) talks to us about his experience of the event:

We were able to watch a live rehearsal of their modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that they will be putting on at the theatre. They rehearsed the balcony scene, and throughout the rehearsal, constantly changed the way they worked, moved, stood, and read their lines out. The director showed us a wall of ideas they had about the show, set and costumes. These pictures were then used to build a set, as they gain inspiration from them and build the idea of a set in their head. Also, they design the costumes on where and when the play is set, and get pictures of modern clothes for males and females, as the play is set in 2018.

Between every scene rehearsal, the actors would talk about how they would deliver a line, and this really helped us to understand what they were saying, as some of the Shakespearean language we didn’t understand, but due to their explanation and way of saying it, we were able to interpret what they meant. Overall, the whole experience really gave us a feeling of what it would be like to work in a professional acting environment and allowed us the see how we can change and adapt the way we act, and the way we use the space in a scene.