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Paul McNally has come to charm and teach us!

Paul discusses knowing where he is, playing two, maybe two and a half characters, the cowardice of Hortensio, the ways in which lines suggest themselves, the difficulty of being in the moment, thinking and rethinking character choices, consistency ruining fun, playing the game, infatuation, creating an unknown backstory, playing a character pretending to be someone else, manipulation, asking the audience to actively listen, the serious as ludicrous, people experiencing us learning, “ghastly behaviour”, Shakespeare’s ambition, what is tragedy, what is comedy and being greedy for experience.

*The theatre gods did not appear to be on the side of documentation in May. Throughout the Treasure Chest you’ll find disturbances in audio quality. Local’s genius of a producer

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