Beauty & History Carved in Stone

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Advanced Directing. Every time those words roll off my lips or come to mind, I smile. Sometimes, it still feels surreal. Others, it's a reality I cannot wait to plunge into. As one of the four students in the Advanced Directing class, my first project is to direct a scene from one of William Shakespeare's plays, setting it on location somewhere within fifteen minutes of campus. I have chosen to direct Act 5, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet, the scene in the tomb where they end their lives in order to be together.

My first thought was to direct the scene in a church, and stage it much like a funeral. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of setting it in a graveyard. In the evening. Can't you see it? But, I had to find an actual location. So last week, my fellow director Zach and I went scouting for locations for our scenes. We ventured through a local park for his then headed to the cemetery for mine. We both came out with great possibilities!

This next one is possibly one of my favorite finds with the most potential. I found another that I am absolutely in love with and will probably use, but I want to keep it a secret for now :). I picture it at dusk with candles and a stunningly, tragically beautiful Juliet waiting for her Romeo. Oh my, I'm so excited to get started!

What do you think?
1 comment on "Beauty & History Carved in Stone"
  1. Oooo, this is so exciting. I can't wait to see pictures from the night!

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