Monday, July 18, 2016

Margaret of Anjou In Souliloquy.



Margaret of Anjou In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

By Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare’s Henry VI

Margaret of Anjou In Souliloquy was directed by Victorine Pontillon and Tilly Lunken for Cycle One of In Souliloquy. It was performed by Victorine Pontillon.

In Souliloquy is co-devised and produced by Tilly Lunken and Victorine Pontillon.



In the Henry plays Margaret morphs into a powerful monarch that unleashes the War of the Roses on England.

Our Margaret owns that history, she doesn’t need to sleep – but she still has to live with herself and she is haunted by how she will be remembered as something less than human.

What I love most about this piece is how much Victorine inhabits this character - she knows her so well - there is an intensity and focus to it that just pulls you right through. Listen to it. It's mesmirising. 




Monday, July 11, 2016

Lady Macbeth In Souliloquy.




Lady Macbeth In Souliloquy.
By Tilly Lunken
After William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Lady Macbeth In Souliloquy was directed by Victorine Pontillon for Cycle One of In Souliloquy. 
It was performed by Francesca Burgoyne.

In Souliloquy is co-devised and produced by Tilly Lunken and Victorine Pontillon.


In the play Lady Macbeth is hugely ambitious and influences her husband. We hear a lot from her as she plots and steels herself for what is to come and then less and less as the Macbeth’s lives unravel. She dies offstage a footnote to her husband’s end.

Our Lady Macbeth rises to meet the suspicion around the “Scottish Play” and how she is always read as the greater villain to her husband. She was the first one I wrote and she was such fun to explore, I think there is so much in how absent she becomes in the play versus the vitriol her character receives today in literary and theatre studies. 

This monologue engages us, it engages her past, her present and her future, it engages literary criticism and theatrical superstition and it arrests us because Fran is Lady Macbeth. She is here, and as she is talking - we listen.




Listen.



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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Fool In Souliloquy.



The Fool In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

By Tilly Lunken
After William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

The Fool In Souliloquy was directed by Victorine Pontillon for Cycle One of In Souliloquy. It was performed by Michael Bagwell.

In Souliloquy is co-devised and produced by Tilly Lunken and Victorine Pontillon.


In the play The Fool is a very important character early on in that he tells the truth to Lear about his daughters. He is a loyal and trusted servant, however in the storm once the story has no need for him he just disappears and is never referred to again.

Our Fool continues to speak truth, illustrating it with little rhymes and pointed barbs directly addressing the Bard. He challenges who’s stories are worthy of being recorded. 

As our token bloke in Cycle 1 - The Fool being given a voice very much ties back to class and the importance of artists to be heard. On that note you can listen to him on SoundCloud.




Friday, July 1, 2016

Helena In Souliloquy.




Helena believes in the truth of her love. She has to.

By Tilly Lunken
After William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
Helena In Souliloquy was directed by Victorine Pontillon for Cycle One of In Souliloquy. It was performed by Christine Leigh Milburn.

In Souliloquy is co-devised and produced by Tilly Lunken and Victorine Pontillon.


Helena finishes the play living her happily ever after – she endured a distressing and unreal dream and awakes to find Demetrius still living it. She accepts this love as it appears as fierce as her own passion for him.

Our Helena knows she must continue to trust in her love; she can’t afford not to and yet she must continue reassure herself and justify it to us and herself that it is real. At night the questions come into her mind - but she shall put them aside. She has to! Otherwise she unravels her own happy ending.