Posts tagged Theatre
Posts tagged Theatre
Stage managers are a phlegmatic breed and, if the house style of their nightly show reports at the National Theatre is anything to go by, their sense of humour is bone-dry.
some very funny theatre mishaps. worth the read.
We were talking about Shakespeare in English class and the tradition of throwing tomatoes when the actors are bad. Well it turns out, back then people thought tomatoes were poisonous, and so people would aim at the actors mouth and try to kILL THEM WHEN THEY WERE BAD AT ACTING OMG
Play and Book Covers by Charles Chaisson.
I made a thing. Don’t judge me.
oh god lol
I love the angle of this photo. Usually you only see photos of what’s on stage or of an empty proscenium. Here is where you come in contact with both worlds. The brink between stage and life. It’s magical.
This is too cool
And that brink is called the pit orchestra, the unsung heroes as it were.
It’s on theatrical production at the modern Globe theater, and it’s just so fucking beautiful, the way they incorporate the audience and the open-roof environment in the productions. There’s this one anecdote about a pigeon landing on the stage during a production of Macbeth right after Lady Macbeth died, and the actor playing Macbeth didn’t ignore it- he directed the “Out, out, brief candle” speech towards it as a meditation on the ridiculousness of life. I read that and just started crying because, goddamn, isn’t theatre unpredictable and beautiful and amazing?
Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it.
Think’st thou that I, who saw the face of God
And tasted the eternal joys of heaven,
Am not tormented with ten thousand hells
In being deprived of everlasting bliss?
I don’t know what this is, but I want all of it.
It’s from the Globe’s production of Doctor Faustus, with Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles. And you can get it! It’s available on DVD and apparently also on Amazon Instant Video. It’s definitely worth it — the acting is terrific and the staging is utterly amazing.
Reblogging now that there are details attached, as well as information about how to see it for oneself. I cannot get over the brilliance of these costumes.
My Dramatic Analysis Professor (via laurabenantitis)
^what I’ve been trying to explain to people for ages
So that’s the difference!
this is a classic flavour of english theatre anecdote