Music abounds in rehearsals for both parts of 3H6 today – and I don’t just mean drums for the war marches or accordions for sound cues (but we’ve definitely got those, too). Both Dan’s cast and Andrew’s cast are working on adding songs into their shows. Today I got to watch Andrew’s cast start work on one, and Dan’s cast continue work on another. The campers are showcasing a lot of musical ability! We’ve got singing, percussion, guitars, ukuleles, and don’t forget that accordion. Both songs are incredibly thematically relevant to each part of 3H6, really speaking to the action and characters in each show, so I’ll keep the titles a surprise until show day.
I also got to do some text work with members of Andrew’s cast, which was a lot of fun after my rhetoric workshops last week. I love rhetoric, and it cheers my heart to see campers’ scripts covered with notes about the rhetorical figures their characters are using. You’d be surprised how many types of parenthesis and pleonasm a usually straightforward character like Warwick can use!
Of course, it’s not all music and rhetoric in 3H6 - no rehearsal would be complete without a hefty dose of stabbing. I got to see some of that in Dan’s cast this morning.
As you can see, rehearsals are a blast. More music, rhetoric, and (of course) stabbings to come!
-Lia Razak, ASC Education Artist and ASCTC Dramaturg for Henry VI, Part 3