Rehearsal: An Actor's Blog, Day 6

A daily rehearsal blog from actor Paul Stetler, playing Edgar in The Lady from Dubuque.

We continued work on Act 1, finally getting to the end. Made some adjustments to our earlier work (as we’ll continue to do) and laid the groundwork for the rest of the scenes. I like my character more and more each day. Well, “like” may not be the right word. I’m enjoying playing this guy. There are complexities to his character that I find challenging to work on. The other characters make fun of Edgar for being subservient to Lucinda, his wife. He comes across, at first, as a bit of a milquetoast. But when the tone of the evening shifts, Edgar seems to find his voice and there’s a strength to him that begins to show itself.


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