Exploration : Directing The Serpent For a Contemporary Audience and For a Contemporary Cast
St. Jean, Joseph Kenneth, II
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The author describes his experience directing the 1960s Open Theatre play, The Serpent written by Jean Claude Van Itallie with a cast of students at Kalamazoo College. The author describes his fascination with the play after seeing it performed as a high school student, and how he hoped directing the play would help him understand the the many aspects of the play: religion, violence, men, women, sexuality, happiness, and temptation. He describes the research he did to understand the play's original cultural context, how he prepared his cast and production decisions that were made along the way. Ultimately he comes to accept the ambiguity of the play. Includes rehearsal notes and photos.
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