Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

09 June 2004

Another great day

Rehearsal--for the third time this week--went like absolute clockwork. I am having a GREAT time doing this. (Quite the about-face from last week, eh?)

I think the reason I'm happy now is the absence of table work. I think I did maybe 1 day too much table work this time. I keep trying to find this balance of table work and on-your-feet work. How much to do? Now that we're blocking there is so much to FIX all the time.

Blocking 15 people on stage at once: cake. Blocking 2 people on stage by themselves for extended periods of time: damned difficult. Actors should study 2-person scenes with no set pieces at all in University. You should see these actors try to be interesting when there are only 2 of them. They have no IDEA what to do. They just stand there and hope the scene works. It's quite something. Actors are such funny creatures. I love them.