After six rehearsals the show is really taking shape. Well, I think so by watching the actors, though I don't understand a word they are saying (as they are improvising in Burmese). Still, they are beginning to "embody" the characters and come up with some funny “bits".
Volpone is a Shakespeare era comedy, written by Ben Johnson in that same "Shakespearian language" which takes some getting used to. It's beyond even the best of our English speakers here (heck, it's beyond me a lot of the time), so Joanna and I have been 'translating" the Elizabethan into modern-ish English, while also cutting and editing so this three hour play runs more like 60 minutes. Since these translations are not set into Burmese yet, the actors have been improvising to get the feel of the characters and the plot, which has a lot of twists and turns and intrigue.