Transcripts: Character Study
On Acting: Toby Stephens Private Lives, Chichester Festival Theatre Elyot Chase is an impulsive, funny, erratic, passionate man. Toby Stephens reveals how he gets under his skin in performance."This week we focus on interviews that emphasise the importance of detailed character work in order to enable a comedic situation to occur on stage. William Shakespeare and Noël Coward are centuries apart but share a common bond in their ability to take some of the most sensitive and delicate of life's moments and garner humour from them. Life is funny: they both know how to write it as it is. Our featured performers are accomplished at getting the most from their wordplay."
On Acting: Anna Chancellor Private Lives, Chichester Festival Theatre Anna Chancellor shares her feelings about the character of Amanda in Private Lives and what she does to prepare to bring her to life in all her glory on stage.
Q&A: The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors, Royal Shakespeare Company
Each performance of a play is subtly different depending on the connection between the actors on stage and the audience. Actors from the RSC’s The Comedy of Errors discuss their work immediately after the show.
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