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Dramaturg Alexandra Juckno blogging about all things Tennessee Williams.
Hey all you people! I bet you’re wondering who I am right now. Well, let me tell you. I am Milan, a junior from Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
One major revelation after spending time with Tennessee Williams' journals in the Harvard Theatre Collection-- he wrote about sex a LOT. Alexandra breaks down TW's salacious and sometimes sad writings in this post from The Glass Menagerie rehearsal.
Read the first dispatch from rehearsals of The Glass Menagerie, from dramaturg Alexandra Juckno.
One of the most thrilling days in the entire process of building a new show is the sitzprobe. This is when the actors and full orchestra come together for the first time to sing and play through the show. Throughout the rehearsal process, the actors will rehearse with live accompaniment, but generally it is only piano or perhaps some percussion. The sitzprobe is the first time the actors get to hear the full orchestrations of the score.
We have now been in Cambridge for a week and are in the full swing of “tech.” I explained in my last blog that this is the part of the process when the show is moved out of the rehearsal room and onto the stage. As some may know, we begin at the top of the show and carefully move forward step by step and cue by cue setting lights and figuring out the logistics of the show. A lot goes into making a musical flow smoothly.