Deliverance R&D: Sitting with Text.
We dedicated the weekend to continuing our research of the text, so that we are well prepared to get the play ‘onto its feet’ next week during our intensive rehearsals in Suffolk. Our main goal at this point in the process remains to be investigating the world of the play, so that we can make decisions about how the characters act within that world. We did this by dividing the scenes into bits and analysing the text line by line to figure out the dramatic action behind each sentence. Since the play has been written to include specific props that are necessary to build the scenes, the narrative and the metaphors, we also spent some time purchasing and gathering materials for next week’s intensive.