M'dear cast! Here you shall find all acting and stage directions that your directress has written (in her own prompt book) thus far. Note, m'League, that very little will be changed from these directions.
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Have at it! Into the fire!
Stage and Acting notes should be penciled in if aplicable to you. Please be sure to do this, because we will soon be "off book", and will be expected from you.
Keep memorizing, get ready for some good fun and plain hard work when we return-
Act 1: Scenes 1-4 (1:1-4)
Margot- "Storybook" is free for you. You are larger than life, at this point, with no fear-the proud actress. You must interact with the audience at this part, and be larger than life. It's only then that they will get to know you as the happy bride-to-be, the audience needs to fall in love with your character, or they'll not understand or sympathize with her later- maybe even see her as a whining ninny...
Chauvelin- you need to be colder, with a smirk on your face, not so much a sarcastic sneer...the more impersonal you are, the more the audience will be turned off by you. You are stone...you only show a bit of humanity when you question the love of Margot...something needs to be hinted at.
Percy- you are high on life and in love. You are manly, strong willed--but, as is hinted later, a bit self-centred and with an aristocratic air of free-spirited. At this point, you're just proud of your accomplished, beautiful fiancee.
Marie- You are independant and strongwilled, also a bit imprudent and tempetuous.
Tussaud- You complement Marie by being almost overly cautious- a bit squeemish.
Mercier/Coupeau- stiff soldiers.
Stage Directions- We need an antique gun that can fire a cap- hand gun. Get in touch with me if you have one (for Chauvelin)!
One-liners and conversation needs to be quick (but with diction). Know your lines!
Mercier- your line on pg. 5 is cut
Chauvelin- you enter, right after Margot- after Tussaud's line pg. 5.
Percy- pg. 9, you kiss Margot's hand before saying "any questions?"
Dewhurst- you are Percy's best friend, in the books. You, therefore, have best knowledge of him. Try to personalize the situation, and your news as if it were real. (pgs 10-12)
Percy- you need to be firm, not angry...but defensive...when you see the note, you have disbelief and a bit shaky. As for directions concerning "The Prayer", if you want them earlier, e-mail me, otherwise, bring a pencil at our next meeting.
More to come!