Displaying items by tag: Acting

The Quality of Mercy...

Monday 24 April, 2017

A class goes in the direction it needs to. This one was almost entirely given to an understanding of the text. A very good actress wasn't quite on top of it. Interpretation would have been next...

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STATEMENT OF INTENT

Monday 24 April, 2017

I have been asked several times, anecdotally, why there is so little bureaucracy at the school. The implication is that this is some kind of oversight. On the contrary. Here is our statement of intent.

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FOUR DAYS

Monday 24 April, 2017

It is shameless self-publicity to post this short film of the aftermath of a Four Day Course at the school. I would never persuade anyone to train as an actor but I do think everyone on earth would benefit from the short course. The reactions shown are typical. There is more here and here is the application form, with dates of upcoming courses.

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THE PANTO AND THE STARS: banality at The Abbey

Monday 24 April, 2017

There are still pockets of the old Irish independence left in Dublin (the taxi driver who lets five into the cab when he shouldn’t, the pubs that turn a blind eye to smokers, good-humoured security staff at the airport) but on this, my third brief visit, my impression was of a depressed city.

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When Rachel Skyer interviewed me

Monday 24 April, 2017

Rachel Skyer is a student at The Poor School due to graduate in June 2016. In March she played the title role in Shaw's SAINT JOAN. She is an actress for whom I have a high regard and when she asked to interview me I was happy to agree.

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