#166: Matt Sciple and Clarence Wethern

Matt Sciple and Clarence Wethern return to discuss Theatre in the Round’s production of Hamlet.

Clarence Wethern (Hamlet) and Tom Sonnek (Claudius).

00:00: Before we get to Hamlet discussion, Clarence talks about his time at Old Log Theater‘s production of Jeeves in Bloom.

04:16: Transitioning to Hamlet, Matt discusses why he chose Clarence for the role.

06:44: Matt discusses his general approach to Shakespeare and how that applies to Hamlet.

10:35: Developing character through collaboration between director and actor.

12:50: Hamlet as a theatrical entry point for young artists and its appeal across generations.

14:59: The consequences of cutting aspects of Hamlet and their sometimes detrimental effect on the narrative.

18:56: Working with Hamlet in the round.

Hamlet plays from March 18th through April 17th at Theatre in the Round.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/hamletround.mp3[/podcast]

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3 comments for “#166: Matt Sciple and Clarence Wethern

  1. Keith Prusak
    March 16, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Great discussion! Looking forward to seeing this one.

  2. March 17, 2011 at 8:52 am

    This was a great interview with great insights to what I’ve often felt was a confusing play. It’s all gelling – gonna be an awesome show!

  3. March 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Everything discussed in the interview was put into practice when I saw the 1st preview showing. They talked the talk and walked the walk.

    Matt talks a lot about giving Hamlet the character room to breathe and supporting his presence by the other events of the play. I think I appreciated that more than anything else. It didn’t feel rushed and it unfolded very naturally. It was really impressive.

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