Showcase & case study: I don't know, if I will be able to complete 17 pages "scene-by-scene" commentary and the pages on all characters. Plus, the set and etc. And this time we do not do anything "virtual"... Well, there is a screen for the shadow theatre (images).
Actors, remember, in order for you to have the last word (you are on stage, not me), you have to start talking first. Before I tell what to do, I listen. If we are doing our job right, we have a dialogue -- this is what your have to have with the public! Your dialogue starts with the dialogue with yourself!
This script is short on taking (gibing) out and asks a lot to be put in. Try Method and see for yourself. Or reread a good play, 3 Sisters, for example.
The text of the play is in THR Office and Library. All question must go to 3sis eGroup; your cyber home for next 3 months.
Go and read the archives: character exploration, analysis and etc.
Scenes and monologues for auditions (Jan. 26). The mannerism, the show they put on all the time (mostly for themselves), the culture of Rococo: she opens her legs, he puts his hands on himself, they don't touch each other -- the foreplay is everything.
Big Lesson: Do not direct a play unless you are in love with it for many years!