Here is where it begins – Episode 1.
The set is a small table in the bedroom with a laptop. There is a standard lamp hanging over the table to throw some light onto the speaker’s face. She starts speaking trying to focus on the little dot at the top of the Screen
Carole : Hello, my name is Carole Williams
That was the scene this afternoon as I tried my first every recorded message to introduce this new blog. I’ve spent the last week plotting and coming up with ideas for how we can all continue to pursue our hobby of making, watching and talking about all things dramatic!
I’m starting gently with some links to some great online options for you. Plenty more to come and hopefully we can become more adventurous as the weeks go on.
Let’s start with this one – full length online productions of Shakespeare. Even if you are new to Shakespeare there is a good description of the play before it starts and it’s a great introduction to new online productions. Excellent acting and watch how they exchange letters (a common theatrical convention used by The Bard)
Here’s another one that I think you will like. National Theatre have launched National Theatre Home and will be offering free live screenings once a week. The season kicks off on YouTube with the excellent One Man, Two Guvnors on 2 April. Follow the link here to find out more.
Our very own National Theatre of Scotland has announced a creative response to COVID-19 with Scenes for Survival and you can find out more here.
If you want to keep your finger on the pulse about new releases you could do a lot worse than check in on the news section of WhatsOnStage – find it here
And finally, if you like the big Broadway productions here is something I found just for you. You can get a free 7 day trial. It is an American site and the subscription is payable in US Dollars – I haven’t tried to subscribe so perhaps you let me know if it lets you do this from the UK.
Lots more coming your way next week.
Don’t forget to add comments and suggestions to this blog and let me know if you do watch any of these – let’s create conversations.
Stay Safe, Stay Connected, Be Creative
National Drama Advisor