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  1. My Macbeth experience

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    Part 3

    In a way I wish I'd never started on my Macbeth Experience because it's been so wonderful but now it's over & I'm home & I'm feeling quite low.

    Anyway a few points about the two performances. For the first time ever I sat at the very front, first night (27th May) slightly to the right of Pappano, last night slightly to his left. One thing I wasn't expecting was how fascinating it would be to watch Pappano at work. He grunts & snorts & snuffles
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  2. Simon Keenlyside discusses Macbeth

    Simon Keenlyside discusses Macbeth.

    Similar Q&A to when he was interviewed at the Insight.
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  3. My Macbeth experience

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    Part 2 - rehearsal

    Never been to a rehearsal before so didn't know what to expect. I thought it would be 'stop start' but not a bit of it. This was so like a performance, if the orchestra hadn't been in Tshirts & tracky bottoms you'd think it was the real thing. Sometimes the singers 'marked' to conserve their voices but that didn't spoil it.

    My seat was in the Amphitheatre which was a first for me & although the view was a bit restricted, the sound was excellent.
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  4. My Macbeth experience

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    Part 1

    Yesterday I was at ROH for a Macbeth Insight Programme in anticipation of the production later this month. Hosted by Lloyd Bracey, it was held in the Clore Studio. The 'stage' is really only floor space & we sat above it.

    Scheduled to last three hours, I wondered what the heck they could talk about for all that time when most people will at least know the story of the play but it was so good, so entertaining, it was over far too soon.

    My seat
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