Saturday, October 6, 2007
Best. Job. Ever.
It was technically our third day of rehearsal tonight, and after finishing most of our tablework on the script, it was time for the boys to go off with Jacob and learn our fights. The morning was a basic course in Stage Swordfighting 101, in which we learned the basics about form, sword position, attacks and parries. And then after lunch, we spent a lot of time blocking the moves for the swordfight between Mercutio and Tybalt. That took most of the afternoon, and I was sweating and working, but it was all so much fun it wasn't right. We'll be drilling it every day as we keep rehearsing the play, so when we open the show it will be up to the correct speed. There was a little bit of scenework done after I rejoined the rest of the cast, and then it was time to all head over to another hotel room to watch the Indians play the Yankees. And then as soon as that was done, five of the guys saddled up and went out to see "3:10 to Yuma" at our local movie theatre. Now we're watching the other baseball game. Best. Job. Ever.