27th January: a typical cold, very wet winter's day in West Wales...
Performer Sara Beer, playwright/dramaturg Kaite O'Reilly, videographer Paul Whittaker and rendezvous at Cilgarren Castle, near Cardigan in West Wales four our second location shoot. At Cilgarren we filmed the (NEW!) opening monologue for our forthcoming performances of 'richard III redux OR Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III'. In this solo performance, Sara takes on a number of different personas as she/we explore, respond to, and re-mix Shakespeare's Richard.
To help capture her various personas, the performance will juxtapose Sara performing live, short pre-recorded video-clips, and onstage 'live' camera work. Read Sara's reflection on playing three personas in the 'richard III redux': http://www.asiw.co.uk/my-own-words/sara-beer-playing-three-personas-richard-iii-redux.
Below is Sara in a phone box in Roath, Cardiff, playing another of her personas we are developing.