Last Wednesday members of the cast of A Seagull in the Hamptons sat down for a post-show discussion. They discussed such topics as the differences that arise when modernizing a play from Chekhov’s time, the sources of the emotional energy they use in order to embody their characters, the research in the original Chekhov they did (or didn’t do), and what it is like to perform on a stage covered with 18 tons of sand. The actors agreed to allow us to film the discussion (thanks, actors, you rock!), so you can use the embedded player below to watch clips from this discussion in case you weren’t able to attend. Enjoy!
Posted by Elizabeth Edwards, Literary Intern at McCarter Theatre.