Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Quote • SIR PETER HALL • Acting versus Performing

“To me the greatest actor was [Ralph] Richardson. Larry was a great performer. In a way you always knew it was performing. But he was such an extraordinary conjurer that … Continue reading

09/14/2017 · Leave a comment

Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director, dies aged 86 | Stage | The Guardian

Founder of Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director dies surrounded by his family in London Source: Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director, dies aged 86 | … Continue reading

09/12/2017 · 4 Comments

Tennessee Williams: We Are Human

“It simply isn’t enough to be queer, you know? I’m proud to be queer–gay, homosexual, odd, inverted–whatever the term. There are people who want me to be solely that, to … Continue reading

09/09/2017 · 1 Comment

The Forgotten Flapper – Olive Thomas | The Müscleheaded Blog

Here comes another singular narrative from the perspective of Muscleheaded’s fascination with the early 20th Century and the stranger side of its popular culture. Today, the story of O… Source: The … Continue reading

09/08/2017 · 2 Comments

Anton Chekhov says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

“People don’t really notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” Source: Anton Chekhov says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

09/03/2017 · 4 Comments

“I’m not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.” Vivien Leigh | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

Photo post by @toobeguiling. Source: “I’m not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.” … Continue reading

09/02/2017 · 3 Comments

She was absolutely beautiful, the most beautiful woman I had ever seen… | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

Myrna Loy grew up in Los Angeles and when she was a teenager she posed for this statue outside the old Venice High School. Around the same age, she was … Continue reading

08/30/2017 · 6 Comments

King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, review: A naked emotional spontaneity in Kevin McNally’s fine performance | The Independent

Nancy Meckler makes her debut at Shakespeare’s Globe with this intelligent, uneven, heartfelt account of King Lear. The theme of homelessness is central to the tragedy and the production heightens our sense … Continue reading

08/28/2017 · 4 Comments

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Art of Quotation

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” — Charlie Chaplin, actor Source: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Art of Quotation

08/25/2017 · 9 Comments

On this day: a choreographer and his muse. | In Times Gone By…

This is the edition of LIFE Magazine for the 23rd of August, 1965. The cover features choreographer George Balanchine, who was born into a Georgian family in Saint Petersburg before moving to … Continue reading

08/23/2017 · 2 Comments

RIP Jerry Lewis! Comic Legend Was “Nutty Professor” AND Jerry Langford! His “Clown” Drama Will Never Be Seen… – johnrieber

RIP Jerry Lewis… RIP to comic legend Jerry Lewis, who died at the age of 91…one of comedy’s biggest movie stars in the 50’s and 60’s, he was known for … Continue reading

08/20/2017 · 7 Comments

Edinfest: 70 years of challenge and innovation | David Hencke

CROSS POSTED ON BYLINE.COM This year the Edinburgh International Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary. So did I. The opera, music, dance and drama festival tends to be overshadowed by the … Continue reading

08/20/2017 · 2 Comments

Sir Bruce Forsyth: 8 little-known facts about his career – BBC News

Sir Bruce Forsyth, who has died at the age of 89, hosted some of the biggest shows on British TV of the past 60 years – from Sunday Night at the … Continue reading

08/19/2017 · 4 Comments

Archive Theatre Review • THE ENTERTAINER • Liverpool Playhouse • 2004

From the Archive 25-06-2014 Liverpool Playhouse has opened its doors under the new directorship of Gemma Bodinetz with an adventurous, some would say dangerous first choice of production, John Osborne’s darkly political… … Continue reading

08/16/2017 · 4 Comments

Norma Shearer: The Subtle Magnet | Travalanche

I have a friend — a female friend — who never talks about Norma Shearer (1902-1983) without talking about how ugly and unappealing she finds her. I suppose my friend … Continue reading

08/13/2017 · 2 Comments

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books – Atlas Obscura

Police came to the door of Joe Orton, the man who would one day be one of the most famous playwrights in the United Kingdom, and his partner Kenneth Halliwell’s one-bedroom … Continue reading

08/11/2017 · 7 Comments

“Vamp” – Theda Bara | The Müscleheaded Blog

There was no actress who steamed up the screens of early motion picture theatres more than Theda Bara – – She has been called the original ‘vamp’: and she really was the … Continue reading

08/10/2017 · 5 Comments

Forgotten London films: Night and the City (1950) – Mathew Lyons

Unarguably the finest British film noir ever made, Night and the City was directed by American Jules Dassin. Its strikingly dark tone may not be unrelated to the fact that … Continue reading

08/08/2017 · 2 Comments

Robert Hardy and Shakespeare | The Shakespeare blog

On Thursday 3 August 2017 one of the UK’s best-loved actors, Robert Hardy, died. His family described him as “Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified” and most of his admirers … Continue reading

08/07/2017 · 5 Comments

Ava Gardner says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

“She made movies, she made out and she made a fucking mess of her life, but she never made jam.” (Ava Gardner describing her life) Source: Ava Gardner says: | … Continue reading

08/05/2017 · 2 Comments

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Actor, Is Dead at 73 – The New York Times

07/31/2017 · 10 Comments

JEANNE MOREAU (1928-2017) – Beauty Bellezza Beauté

Photo post. Source: JEANNE MOREAU (1928-2017) – Beauty Bellezza Beauté

07/31/2017 · 4 Comments

Jeanne Moreau, actress, 1928-2017

Paris-born star of stage and screen rose to prominence in the 1960s in career spanning eight decades Source: Jeanne Moreau, actress, 1928-2017

07/31/2017 · 5 Comments

“playwriting is and has always been like making a chair. Your concerns are…” – Art of Quotation

“For me, playwriting is and has always been like making a chair. Your concerns are balance, form, timing, lights, space, music. If you don’t have these essentials, you might as … Continue reading

07/31/2017 · 5 Comments

£2m in Arts Council funding for Emma Rice’s new company is everything that’s wrong with the arts | Opinion | ArtsProfessional

If the national funder really cared about equality, it wouldn’t endorse a £2m application from a nine-day-old organisation, argues Christy Romer. Source: £2m in Arts Council funding for Emma Rice’s new … Continue reading

07/28/2017 · 2 Comments

Barrie Rutter on leaving Northern Broadsides: ‘We were told that our 25 years’ work was irrelevant’ | Opinion, Picks | The Stage

This is appalling news. Shame on the Arts Council. A figurehead of northern theatre, Barrie Rutter resigned from the pioneering touring company he founded a quarter-century ago. He explains why … Continue reading

07/27/2017 · 5 Comments

Michelle Terry is a bold, unexpected and possibly inspired choice for Shakespeare’s Globe | Stage | The Guardian

Forget all the stuff about poisoned chalices. Running Shakespeare’s Globe is a huge opportunity and Michelle Terry strikes me as a bold, unexpected and possibly inspired choice to be the … Continue reading

07/26/2017 · 3 Comments

The Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten Melee in Niagara – Silver Screenings

As it turns out, Niagara Falls is a perfect place for murder. The 1953 Technicolor thriller, Niagara, shows us what a perilous place it is: craggy shorelines, thundering water, a … Continue reading

07/24/2017 · 12 Comments

Victim (dir. Basil Dearden) 1961 | reviewdonkey

Victim is a classic movie in so many different ways. It is a great representative of the black and white, crime thriller, genre of the early 1960s. The storyline is … Continue reading

07/21/2017 · 2 Comments

“I made mistakes… I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.” – Art of Quotation

“I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.” — Frank Capra, director, filmmaker, cinema, film, American Source: “I made … Continue reading

07/20/2017 · 3 Comments