Great work tonight on our opening sequence! Here's what's up for tomorrow:
7:30: all called, review of opening scene with voice/acting work deepened, pages 3-6
8:30 - 8:45: check in with Ashley and Breana on Tiresias text for opening section
also 8:30-8:45: women's chorus and men's chorus, find a space just outside of rehearsal hall to briefly run through your speeches due for memorization on Friday (see below)
8:45 - 9:30: Antigone and Ismene pages 12-14
9:30 - 10:30: Creons character work and opening speeches
Off-book assignments for tomorrow:
All: be off book for short "Hear our prayers" chorus on page 3
Miles & Andrew: Be very familiar with your text on pages 3-5
Claire, Christian, Bob/Adam: know your short lines on page 5
Off-book assignments for Friday in prep for work with Carl:
Miles & Andrew: Be off book for pages 3-6
All Women: Be off book for chorus on pages 6-8
Brendan, Aayush, Zach, Ben, Josh, Ernest: Be off book for chorus on pages 15-16, line assignments as follows:
CHORUS OF SOLDIERS
Ernest: Oh Light of the Sun,
Oh most glorious light that ever shone
Upon Thebes of the Seven Gates,
(CUT: Across Dirce's streams,)
Zach: Oh eye of the golden sun,
Oh then did you shine
Upon the Man from Argos
With his Gleaming Armor.
Aayush: He came in bitter quarrel with his brother.
Screaming shrill, like an eagle he flew about our land.
Covered with a wing white as snow.
Josh: He stood above our city's homes, hovered there,
Spear thirsty for blood,
A black circle of death.
Ben: And then, before he could slake his thirst with our blood,
All: He was turned back.
Josh: The war god screamed at his back
And Thebes rose like a dragon behind him.
Zeus struck him down with a bolt of fire.
To the echoing ground he fell, twisting hard,
Fire yet in his hand.
All: Seven Captains at the Seven Gates
Lowered their weapons, yielded to the might
Of Zeus who turned the battle...
Ernest: All but those brothers in blood,
Two bred of one father one mother,
Zach: They alone hurled their spears
And found a common share of death.
Zach and Ernest
Victory whose name is Fame
Dances in the joy of Thebes,
City of warriors.
Let us forget these rough wars.
Let us worship at the shrines of the gods.
Josh: Let us dance though the dark night
And Bacchus will lead us,
All: God of Thunder, Lord of Thebes.