The SQM Process
The "Playwright's Reading"
For the first two plays, in the absence of the playwrights, our director/facilitator, Peter Cockett, read the plays to the company. King Leir was read in a rehearsal hall; Famous Victories in a tavern. For the third play, the company read through the play together.
|Don Allison came to the process late and arrived at the rehearsal hall in time for the "playwright's reading." He found it to be a useful introduction and guide to the play. Watch the Video.
|Paul Hopkins describes the differences between the reading of King Leir in the rehearsal room and the reading of Famous Victories in the tavern. Watch the Video.|
|Scott Clarkson felt that the playwright's reading did not have a lasting influence on the development of his performance. Watch the Video.|
|David Kynaston speaks about his mixed response to the playwright's reading, which he felt gave some clarity to the creative process but also limited his creative freedom. Watch the Video.