Exploring: The Tragedy of Antony (Act 1 into 2)
The beginning of our journey to producing The Tragedy of Antony.
From our pre-production Exploring sessions, where we read through the text of this play for future use towards an audio/stage show.
The Tragedy of Antony is a translation of Robert Garnier's play, done into English by Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke in 1592. These are recordings of various readers and actors working through the first Act, and part of Act 2, as we tried to find a route into the play. It's the first step in a journey to understand and produce the play, with a plain text and full cast audio adaptation coming soon.
The Beyond Shakespeare Irregulars this episode were Mark Scanlon, and Alan Scott – with cast members Heydn McCabe and Rob Myson, and the inevitable host, Robert Crighton.
There are a few editions of the play available both in print and online (one online version can be found here http://www.luminarium.org/renascence-editions/antonie.html) - we're very fond of the Three Tragedies by Renaissance Women, Penguin Renaissance Dramatists edition edited by Diane Purkiss; as well as the Renaissance Drama by Women, Routledge, edited by S.P. Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies. At least one other edition exists, but we haven't looked at it yet.
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