The Drowned Man - Spoiler ThreadWARNING-SPOILERS
Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:56 AM
I wish they'd release a cast list so it would be easier to discuss the performers. Agree with you that Conor Doyle's Frankie was one of the highlights; he's an amazing actor and dancer.
I'm trying to remain mostly unspoiled but making a mental list of everyone I want to follow when I go back. Definitely the drum major from the male Woyzeck storyline and also his drag queen friend. And I totally missed that one of the characters was Faye Greener so have to find her as well.
And I will have to follow Frankie, William, and the Clown again - very curious what will change between the first previews and two months later...
Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:28 PM
Feel free to repost anything I put here.
Anyway, the Faye Greener loop is a good one to follow, she's named in the voiceover just before the major dance number in the house/locker room (if that means anything to you). The drum major in the male Woyzeck story is the one with the naked sand dance, he's also accompanied by a mysterious masked figure for a part of it. Other actor names that I know include Kath Duggan as the 'sound girl' in the Hollywood story and Rob McNeill as the Doctor, others that I recognise but I'd need to check their names. Of course some of the roles are double cast so there might be others playing these parts at different times.
I'm sure you will have seen it by now but, as they did with Faust (and I do think that they are deliberately going back to that template), there's a brief synopsis given out at the start.
The confirmed character names from that are -
Version of Woyzeck - Wendy (Hollywood), William (Western)
Version of Marie - Marshall (Hollywood), Mary (Western)
Version of Drum Major - Dolores (Hollywood), Dwayne (Western), also characterised by the colour red, at times wearing a red dress or shirt.
I think there are also versions of Andres, Woyzeck's friend, on each side but I haven't caught their names.
Faye Greener (from Day of the Locust) (Western) appears to be be paralleled by Frankie (Hollywood), both have a short crossover scene to the other story.
So that's ten characters, given that there are 34 in total then, an attempt to try and fill in those gaps -
Hollywood - Studio Head (occasionally in wheelchair), his assistant (maybe, has steamy clinch with Frankie), Sound Girl, Mime, Magician, Dresser, woman who looks like a secretary, another woman who is with the assistant and Frankie after the House/Locker Room film who seems to have some power.
Western - Diner Girl, Barman, Harry Greener (with ukelele), I haven't seen this side as much so know less.
Either side? Drag Queen, Mysterious Cloaked and masked person, Security Guard on the gate that separates the two stories.
That still leaves about ten characters. Any ideas?
Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:05 PM
The "magician" IS the drag queen. I don't know how magical he is, he mostly just yells at girls and rolls dice and stares at inkblots and looks sexy.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:44 AM
Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:26 PM
Which floor were the locker rooms/motels?
Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:12 PM
Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:00 PM
I did a collation of reviews which I posted elsewhere but I'll put it here behind a spoiler so as not to clutter up the place. Average for print and web magazines appears to be about 75%. I've done my level best to pick out every review since opening, bound to have missed the odd one though.
For comparison Malfi was closer to 60% and Masque of the Red Death was about 85% (again, these were my own collated figures). Low point for Masque was Christopher Hart's review in the Sunday Times.
Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:59 PM
Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:52 PM
I spent huge amounts of time wandering around, and quite rarely coming up to an unmasked actor. Is it normally quite so physical? I think I might have preferred the Doctor Who one Punchdrunk did.
And yet, I feel as if there is a lot there that I'm just scratching at. Was there anything dramatic that happened in the chapel? (There was a bath, and water all over the floor). And did anything happen in the psychic/palm reader's shop? Did anything dramatic happen in Dolores's bedroom? It seemed like such a huge space.
I didn't see any actors at all in the top desert level. But what was the scarecrow funeral all about? And it seems I missed out on the basement entirely.
There was a screenplay of "The Drowned Man" describing a lot of the story behind Woyzeck, which was behind Wendy's dressing room. But the information in the studio doctor's office said Dolores' date of birth was 1880? Lots of psychological stuff going on, and a couple of the moments were great (the table polishing dance, the moment male Woyzeck gave a rag to female Woyzeck through the studio gates).
It just all felt a bit too big, a bit too free-form and needed a few more pointers, which I've had in the previous immersive experiences I've had in Edinburgh.
Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:39 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users