Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rehearsals of late...

Rehearsals these days have felt a little strange... I guess I could attribute these strange feelings to the gender segregation. Little do they know though... that this is a "special" rendition of Macbeth (wink).

Let's compare...
Hey, all you guys out there in 117T! Do you drop your head and do crazy eights with your dangling arms while shouting/whispering tongue twisters to warm up? Wait. A personal favorite of mine...Have you guys puckered your lips and squeezed out: "raisin, raisin" and then followed by opening your mouth and body to bellow "LIME!" ???

In all seriousness though, I am so impressed by the talented actors that I have been working with. Today, we read through the end of the play... Stephanie aka Macbeth's "strut and fret" speech brought tears to my eyes. Can't wait to see the guys go at it!

Anyway...Respondez-vous s'il vous plait!



Friday, September 14, 2007

Brett Gamboa

I decided to Google Image Brett Gamboa, don't ask me what inspired me, but this is what I found on page one. I'll let the picture speak for itself.

Multitudinous Seas of Macbeth

I looked up Macbeth on Google Images. These are some of the things I found. A Macbeth Synthesizer, two different Macbeth shoes, Macbeth chocolate flavored cigarettes, Macbeth font, Macbeth color board (some weird thing from Stanford); check it out.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

MacBeth Macbeth

You're supposed to learn things in school.
Since high school, I have read MACBETH several times, but I never learned, or never thought about the name MACBETH. Maybe I have never seen it written correctly. Indeed, every time it appears in our copy of the play, it is in all caps.

Outside of school, a friend of mine who reads things about names or something for some reason, quite unexpectedly brought to my attention that MACBETH is a first name, not a patronymic. I was astonished to discover that I had been living a lie. This whole time, on some level, I have always thought of Macbeth as MacBeth. How foolish of me.

Friday, September 7, 2007

First Table Read

Everyone did a wonderful job.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Cal Shakes Does King Lear

Calshakes is doing King Lear this year!
They even have a blog.

A video of everyone but me

Now most of you are on YouTube... here is a video I took with the Campus Movie Fest camera. I know it is not the greatest, but neither are you, and this is the first video I have made with it. I will try and take some more videos before I have to bring the camera back next week. Here is the link.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


An essay by Professor Booth about actors. The ones in MacBeth seem fairly safe, but it is always wise to prepare oneself, I guess, for the worst.

Modest Beginnings

First Day of Production

Macbeth V.v

It starts.

Saturday, September 1, 2007