Henry V | Rehearsal Diary
Henry V– Week Four
The aim of this week is to work through the play twice, in order to start piecing together the scenes to create a ‘whole’. We have, therefore, scheduled the rehearsals to look at three or four scenes running concurrently. This gives a great sense of the sections of the play, tonally, for the actors and also for the Creative Team.
Another area that we focused on this week was precision with lines. Michael was keen that any repeated mistakes in the learning of a line were pointed out to the actor. This is particularly important because this is the week to kick the habit!
By mid-week we’ve managed to work through the whole play once and have made a start on running the first six scenes. We’ve also been continuing understudy rehearsals and these are progressing well. By the end of the week we’ve discussed the modern-day translations and also blocked each scene according to what’s been done in the main rehearsals.