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Marsha Mason & Emily Bergl in Becky Shaw

February 9, 2011

Mason pursues challenging work “whenever and wherever it comes,” she says.  She found herself last year in Washington DC experiencing terror, paradoxically, with All’s Well That Ends Well. “I worked with the people at Michael Kahn’s Shakespeare Company. The Shakespeare just terrified me. I hadn’t done it since 1984 and I felt I had to do it. It was a big adjustment.”

To arrive at performance level, Mason signed on for “a refresher course in iambic pentameter, trochees, spondees, unfinished lines and antithesis.” She studied with Tim Carroll, formerly of the Globe Theatre in London. “He’s now part of a group called the Factory in London and was in the States teaching a six-week course through NYU.” Read more.

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