The sporadic ramblings of Emily C. A. Snyder - devoted to God, theatre, writing, and much randominity.

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Artistic Director and Co-Founder of TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS. | Author of "Nachtstürm Castle," "Niamh and the Hermit." | Playwright: "Cupid and Psyche," "Math for Actors." | Classical director and educator.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

So we got through (most) of the play

Last night. (Most here meaning that we skipped a few Polonius/Laertes/Naomi scenes due to those actors not being there. Y'know, Lord, just once? Full cast before the last minute? Anywho.)

However, I have Apocalypta's cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" in my brain. Am going for use of instruments - esp. strings used as percussion (including piano) - which is slightly off for much of the background sound of Hamlet. Realized I've been living intensely with this play for over a year now - since last summer - with a slight break for Nutcracker and then an unscheduled one for Matchmaker and then intensely back where I began. No wonder I feel like a woman several weeks overdue in the very very intensely going to die but I can't even begin to imagine what the poor actors are going through so I'll quit complaining but dear Lord, some air conditioning would be nice please way.

Godspell from Arts Alliance tonight. Looking forward to it (love the musical, but even better, it's a break from current thoughts - a way to cleanse the mental palate). Hung out a bit in the wee hours with Johnny which was loverly - mucho talk of music and chord progressions and getting over writer's block to simply get lyrics out there finished off by hysterical laughing over 80's and 90's awesomely bad love songs.

Everything is going super well for where it's at. But weekends are from God. Clear the brain - be able to look again at what's happening - rest - relax - recoup - get strength back (even mental, emotional, not just physical) and then once more unto the breach, dear friends!

Mood: Sleep-eyed
Music: "Flying" by Cait Agus Sean
Prayer: Dear Lord, amen.


Blogger DermotDawg said...

Glad to see your show is coming along. A day or rest and cold air will help.

Although, I do not think Godspell is the way to do it. YEK! Not very good.
Go to the movies instead.

Bet you are excited and looking forward to Hamlet - Good luck with all.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Emily C. A. Snyder said...

Thanks - yes, it is coming along well. Are you in the area? (Who are you, BTW? Curiosity....) Come and see Hamlet!

Movies - ah, but I don't know that any ones are out I want to see/haven't seen. Besides, it's good to go see any theatre - because if it's good, then it's inspiring; if it's OK, then one can think of how one would have directed it instead; if it's rotten, then one feels all sorts of boosted for one's own show. That, and I like to support local groups.

Thanks for the luck.

12:49 PM  
Blogger DermotDawg said...

Glad your show is ready for the big time. I am doing my best on coming to Hamlet -
Since I have been in the area for the last couple of weeks - it has afforded me the time
to take in a couple of local shows - (of course those others were bad!) so, looking forward to this.

Thanks for the feedback.

7:48 AM  

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