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An actor’s life: A rare look backstage at the Guthrie

Ever wondered what goes on backstage at the Guthrie Theater before the play starts? Local actor Bob Davis takes us on a rare video tour of the theater building just before a performance of “Macbeth.” Last of three parts.

Last of three parts

Ever wondered what goes on backstage at the Guthrie Theater before the play starts? In today’s third video installment of An Actor’s Life, local actor Bob Davis takes us on a rare tour of the theater building just before a performance of “Macbeth.” The camera allows us to visit places that most of us never see.

Then Davis takes us to his dressing room as he prepares himself while the “Bloody Sergeant” puts on makeup, Macduff studies his lines and the wisecracking “Flyboys” strap on battle gear and prepare to descend to the stage on ropes for the play’s opening fight scene.

With a dark suit, a little makeup, some new glasses and a severe part of his hair, Davis transforms into the Thane of Rosse.

Part one: Making a living in the Twin Cities
Part two: ‘Shakespeare is designed to be played’

Part three: A rare look backstage at the Guthrie