Chess Pieces: Exploring A Game at Chess, part 1

Episode 189,  Nov 28, 2021, 11:39 AM

Playing around with the opening of A Game at Chess by Thomas Middleton.

Chess Pieces: Exploring A Game at Chess by Thomas Middleton, part 1.
Welcome to a series of podcasts looking at A Game at Chess by Thomas Middleton, specifically asking questions as to how to produce it a. as a full cast audio adaptation and b. as a live stage show in miniature and in full.
This session covers the problems of exposition in the opening of the play (Induction and the opening of Act 1), questions of names and how to get across who anyone is. This is an opening gambit towards our full cast audio adaptation for the podcast, with an endgame of a full scale production further down the road.

In the room were Gregory Musson, Lynsey Beauchamp and host Robert Crighton.

Our initial First Look Exploring Session can be found on our YouTube channel - feel free to browse, like, subscribe - and all that malarky. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLflmEwgdfKoJWOdHzBzkdJXtRR7UkydSW

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