We premiered our one-hour version of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last week, and RSC UK cast members Joseph Maudsley, Matt Pearson, and James Percy discuss the ups and downs of further reduction. Featuring problems with pacing, riding over slumps, totally different experiences, 30-year anniversaries, terrific venues, Fringe memories, swan songs, retained poignancy, the challenges of dealing with audience volunteers, and also the challenge of being an audience volunteer. Puckin’ Ariel! (Length 20:29)

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  1. Yes. I am Daniel Singer’s mother. I played Ophelia once. I think it was at Fort Mason. The unexpected cue:
    “…even your mother could play this part.”

    After listening to the pod cast, I wrote this to my son:

    Hey Rover,
    Just listened finally to the podcast.
    I did find headphones and “upped” the volume beyond the norm and HEARD everything.

    Why am I crying?

    Guess it is like Laughter Yoga. I start laughing and then I am crying.

    Seriously

    Not serious

    Z’mom

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