Ideas & Inspiration

Elegant Scene Changes – Using a Revolve

Confession: I HATE scene changes. That moment when everything comes to a standstill, the magic disappears, the lights go dim and people in black clothes start whoosing around the stage moving bits of the set on and off. I hate it even more if the tabs (curtains) are closed to disguise the event, cutting the audience out altogther (as if we don't know what's going on). (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Games

Shakespeare on the Menu – A performance!

Whilst I was running a youth theatre a few years back I was asked if we could do something for 'Shakespeare Day'.... Well yes, but no time to get a full length play together. People were doing things in and around the town on the day in question. Sonnets in the teashop, that sort of thing. Scenes from Shakespeare? Well, possibly I thought... (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Ideas & Inspiration

Art and Inspiration ..

Inspiration is a funny thing. It arrives without warning, disappears without trace when you think you're on a roll and just occasionally it really surprises you by jumping out of a dark corner and shouting 'here I am come and get me' before running off into a cupboard and locking the door. At least .. I think that's inspiration. Equally it may also apply to many other things, including bottles of expensive champagne. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Ideas & Inspiration

What Inspiration?

I just sat down at my computer, I looked at the blog wondering what I might write tonight and casually clicked on the category 'inspiration' (next to 'soapbox'). It seemed like the right thing to do. The page I landed on announced 'page or resource not found', which amused me a great deal (I considered leaving it like that forever). So true ..... (more…)

By Barbara, ago