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A Survey of Fictional Theatre Critics

From ‘Do They Mean Me?: A Survey of Fictional Theatre Critics’

One of the most memorable sequences in Waiting for Godot (1956) comes in act two as the two tramps Vladimir and Estragon are losing patience with each other. They trade a series of insults that escalate in intensity. Vladimir kicks … more

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Acting Stanislavski

In Acting Stanislavski, John Gillett offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive account of the Stanislavski approach, from the actor's training to final performance.

In this excerpt from the book, John discusses the importance of objectives and actions and offers a variety of exercises for the … more

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American Caesars: Julius Caesar, Edwin Booth and Orson Welles

American Caesars: Julius Caesar, Edwin Booth and Orson Welles

For much of its history, American Caesars had been pale imitations of their British counterparts. Little performed in the revolutionary years, the play had become a theatrical staple in the nineteenth century, a fact tied both to the … more

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Broadway Swings - Selecting the Swing

Selecting the Swing

Now that we have covered the basics of what Broadway Swings do, let’s discuss the life of a Swing, from Audition to Closing Night.

Getting the Job

It is not always easy being hired as a Swing, especially the first time. I wasn’t happy at first. Like most young performers … more

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Dramaturgy at HOME

Dramaturgy at HOME

The growth in the number of visible dramaturgs in British theatre in the last 25 years has been remarkable. Their emergence in this country has often been greeted with suspicion, particularly in and around the new theatre writing community, which is far larger here than in most … more

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