EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

Presents

Bits of the Bard '98 (Comings And Goings)
At Theatre Row Theatre, NYC

The Production Staff
Directors
 

Technical Director

Stage Manager

Lighting Designer

Lighting Assistant

Costumer

Lightboard Operator

Soundboard Operator

House Management Assistant

Arts Management Assistant

Director of Theatre


Ellen Faith Brodie and
Sandra Evans-Abbott

Bob Ritz

Rachel Manke

Bob Ritz

Shawn Wysocki

David Howard

Shawn Wysocki

Rachel Manke

Heidi Tischler

Deepali Kadakia

Ellen Faith Brodie

Director's Note

The student actors, stage manager and faculty directors involved in "Bits of the Bard '98" participated in the Shakespeare acting workshops led by James Simmons and Clare Byam Shaw during the week-long residency of Tour de Force of England at ECSU in February. Tour de Force is comprised of a team of professional British Theatre artists whose goals include making Shakespeare accessible to an international audience. Within their workshops, we were encouraged to explore many vocal and physical techniques to bring the Bard to life. We were led through a series of exercises in improvisation, theatre games, group process and text analysis for rhythm and understanding.

Shakespeare became a familiar friend with whom we found comfort and cohesion working collaboratively. In creating tonight's show, we used the same techniques learned in the workshops. Group process in which students and faculty truly collaborated to find the fun in these Shakespearean comedy excerpts was key We worked intensely for three weeks to find the familiar in these words and to explore them as music and inspiration for movement.

All the excerpts are entrance and exit scenes - thus, the "comings and goings" in our play title. They require no previous knowledge of the plays from which they are "bits." For now, be prepared. The Bard is definitely off his pedestal tonight and gallivanting about Theatre Row. Enjoy!

An Original Compilation of Excerpts from the following

Shakespearean Plays:

(Please note actors are listed in order of appearance within scenes)

Opening (First lines from excerpts below)
Prologue - As You Like It
Taming of the Shrew
 

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well
 

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Sonnet 87
 
 

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Sonnet 138
 

Comedy of Errors
 

Twelfth Night
 

Twelfth Night

Closing (First lines from excerpts above)
Epilogue - As You Like It
 


Entire Cast
Entire Cast
Joel Doyon
Michael Lessard
Ian Harrington
Kelly Mudgett
Chad Chviek
Mariah Krok
Chad Chviek
Ian Harrington
Michael Lessard
Kelly Mudgett
Michael Lessard
Ian Harrington
Tammy Amnott
Ian Harrington
Estelle Salois
Mariah Krok
Kelly Mudgett
Joel Doyon
Michael Lessard
Mariah Krok
Estelle Salois
Chad Chviek
Michael Lessard
Tammy Amnott
Joel Doyon
Kelly Mudgett
Mariah Krok
JoelDoyon
Estelle Salois
Entire Cast
Entire Cast
 
 

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