… Many days too late. I think I need to start setting an alarm for Thursday. It’s that time of the year where every Tufts student is running wild, attempting to stay strong for the last month, so things like a weekly rap up slip through the cracks. Anyhow, here goes:
Our take on the balcony scene…
This was one of the very first episodes Ed and I ever wrote and the episode that really shaped (for me anyway) the mood of our webseries. It was important to me that the balcony scene be a strong mix of Shakespearian text and our modern interpretation because there are some lines in the balcony scene that are so beautiful they simply cannot be expressed any other way AND I loved the idea that whenever Jules and Monty are together they can’t help but speak in romantic text. We filmed this episode on a Sunday night and filmed from 7pm until about 1am. As the night progressed we all got a little grumpier and sillier (a funny combination) but were having a blast the entire time. Poor Evey—aka Nancy—had to stand in the hallway in a towel for most of the night, but her sassy entrance in the end made it well worth it. I am incredibly proud of this episode as I think it is a wonderful example of how our modern take rewrites Romeo and Juliet’s relationship and grants Juliet a little more control over her love life.
In which Monty visits his advisor, Professor Lawrence, and we get a glimpse of our first adult character.
Yay adult!! Noe Montez, a Professor of Drama here at Tufts, was amazingly kind enough to donate an entire day of his very busy life to film with us. Funnily enough, he is not the biggest fan of Shakespeare but had a blast filming anyway. Fun fact: every time Professor Lawrence looks down at his computer, seemingly checking his emails, Noe is actually checking his lines! He had so many lines and has such an impossible schedule, that we had to get a little creative in order to prompt him. I think it’s a pretty convincing performance. Ed asked Noe to be his advisor shortly after this event, adding legitimacy to their onscreen relationship. It was truly awesome having a Professor on set with us and I think Noe is a pretty fantastic Professor Lawrence.
As always, check out our youtube channel for more!