Once the number is selected, an actor has one minute to study the sonnet (which is now on the screen) and then perform it for the audience. After he/she presents the sonnet, the actor speaks about how they were able to make sense of the sonnet in such a short amount of time. The audience learns techniques for reading the sonnets and using the actor’s craft. The process is then repeated with another actor getting a random sonnet from the wheel. We should have time in one hour to go through the process (select, prepare, present, discuss) with about 12 sonnets. A fun way for our audience to get a deeper insight into the actor’s craft and learn some techniques that will help them approach their own reading and understanding of Shakespeare.
The recording will be available until June 12 on the Niles-Maine YouTube page.