Exploring: The Tragedy of Antony (Act 2)
The second Act into 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, or Mary Herbert (Countess of Pembroke), in 1592. These are recordings of various readers and actors working through the the bulk 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 Liz Cole and Alan Scott – with cast member Leigh McDonald, and the inevitable host, Robert Crighton. No cats were harmed in the making of this podcast.
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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