Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 303 pages.

Woza Shakespeare!: Titus Andronicus In South Africa - Gregory Doran, Antony Sher

This is fascinating.

 

Obviously, this is, as the title suggests, about how Greg Doran and Tony Sher put on a production of Titus Andronicus in the new South Africa in 1994, but it is about so much more, too. The authors jump from topic to topic but instead of feeling disjointed, the jumping around makes total sense, and some of the asides really make me laugh.

 

It's not the jokes that keep me reading, tho. It's the insights to how they approach interpreting play(s), how they find relevance in the context of current affairs, how they teach, direct, and interact with the other cast members.

 

It's pretty fab. And I haven't even touched on the way that they give a picture of South Africa past and present (in 1994) that seems very realistic.