Playwright: William Shakespeare
Original Technique Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Company: Original Practices Milwaukee
Performance Dates: August 27 & September 3, 2017
Number of Performances: 2
Style: Original Practices Technique
Shakespeare's early farce has Egeon, an old man sentenced to death; Egeon's lost twin sons, Antipholus and Antipholus, unaware the other exists; the two sons' twin servants, Dromio and Dromio, also unaware of their twins' existence; and the wild and escalating misunderstandings from unwitting encounters and a scorned wife. Its the definition of a Comedy of Errors.
"For slander lives upon succession,
For ever housed where it gets possession." -Balthazar
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: