Friday, August 22, 2008

The Battles are Beginning....

In November the Shakespeare Tavern will be presenting Henry VI parts 1, 2 and 3. Because those are three separate plays, rehearsals for them have already begun. This is much earlier than usual for us, but because there is so much material and so much to coordinate we need a head start.

That means that the Battles have already begun. Fight choreography has already started and there are a lot of men running around the building with swords. There is also a lot of yelling and grunting.

These are already amazingly choreographed scenes, even though they are still in the preliminary stages. It's getting pretty exciting to watch.

Now, there are only going to be five performances for each part of Henry VI, and tickets have been on sale for a month.

We currently have 208 Main Floor tickets left for Part 1, 210 Main Floor tickets for Part 2 and 211 Main Floor tickets for Part 3. So if you are looking for a table of excitement on the Main Floor to watch all of these battles up close and personal, I would really recommend buying your tickets now!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bards Eye View #8 - Your Hair is Everywhere

Photo by Redd

Although all of the women at the Tavern have great hair, it's often not quite Elizabethan enough, so the ladies wear wigs. Putting on one of our wigs does take a little time. Often the hair has to be pin curled, then a stocking cap goes over the curls and the wig is pinned in place. 
Wigs have to be maintained regularly to keep those fantastic curls and braids looking perfect.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bards Eye View #7 - Serious Fire Safety

Photo by Redd

"We take fire safety very seriously here at the Shakespeare Tavern" is practically our motto here, and there are fire extinguishers all over the entire building. This vibrant splash of color is located in our upstairs Green Room. Our two Green Rooms (one upstairs and one downstairs) are the places where actors wait to go on stage between scenes. Filled with coffee makers, water coolers and couches, you will often find someone hanging out here after they have been beheaded or waiting to profess their undying love to a character they just met two minutes ago.