• Stephen Redman as Polixenes, Sarah Bradley as Mamillius and George Mackenney as Leontes | Photo (c) Dawn Taylor
  • George Mackenney as Leontes and Stephen Redman as Polixenes | Photo (c) Dawn Taylor
  • George Mackenney as Leontes and Sarah Bradley as Mamillius | Photo (c) Dawn Taylor
  • Stephen Redman as Polixenes | Photo (c) Dawn Taylor
  • George Mackenney as Leontes and Stephen Redman as Polixenes | Photo (c) Dawn Taylor
  • George Mackenney as Leontes and Stephen Redman as Polixenes | Photo (c) Dawn Taylor
  • Detail from the set | Photo (c) Dawn Taylor

Your Actions Are My Dreams was a production mounted for the University of Glasgow as a component of my Advanced Directing course in 2009.

The play was a radical adaptation of Shakespeare‘s The Winters Tale for four performers, stripping the plot back to Leonte’s descent into jealousy and madness.

The performance also drew heavily on autobiographical images: staged in a simulacrum of my bedroom and against a backdrop of my favourite childhood video game.

You can download a copy of the adaptation by clicking here.

All Photography is (c) Dawn Taylor