We love doing research for our projects at Artman English, specially when it involves going to The Old Vic to see Glenda Jackson incarnating King Lear... What a treat! It was the crowning glory of another Shakespearean rehearsal week, during which we blocked two more scenes and welcome back one of the members of our ensemble, Ignas (Gloucester in the show), who had been honing his Spanish skills in Granada for three weeks! :) Aaand this coming Wednesday, the Artman English Ensemble will watch the other current London production of King Lear, at the Barbican. We are eager to see another talented performer offering the audience their uniquely different version of such a fascinating character..
Illustration by Pavel Tatarnikov We are pleased to say that Artman English is back to the blogosphere, and that it is here to stay! ;) This Autumn is being a very Shakespearean time for us, although fortunately the "murder most foul" remains strictly in the rehearsal room ;) Our Artman English Ensemble is working on a very liberally abridged version of King Lear, with a live saxophonist and guitarist adding their own acoustic apocalypse to the tragedy. It's so exciting to be working on such an iconic text with an ensemble so energised and willing to embrace new ideas. We are also continuing our Learn English, Love Shakespeare classes on Thursdays. These sessions bring an altogether different