Playwright: William Shakespeare
Original Technique Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Company: Original Practices Milwaukee
Performance Dates: November 5 & 12, 2017
Number of Performances: 2
Style: Original Practices Technique
The story of low born Helen, yearning for the love of high born Bertram, who cures the King of France of a deadly malady. The King, in gratitude for her medicinal accomplishment, gives Bertram as husband to Helen. Bertram immediately shuns and deserts Helen in favor of soldiering and glory. Helen resolves to win over Bertram employing a trick or two along the way. In this comedy, All's Well that Ends Well.
"I am not a day of season,
For thou mayst see a sunshine and a hail
In me at once: but to the brightest beams
Distracted clouds give way; so stand thou forth;
The time is fair again." - King
What Is Original Practices Technique?
Original Practices is a theory developed by Shakespeare scholar Patrick Tucker to perform Shakespeare the way Shakespeare may have intended, with little to no rehearsal, no director, and a loose idea at a hidden code in the language to guide the actors. Original Practices answers questions like: