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Maybe I’m a grumpy old luvvie – but I think young actors have a lot to learn | Michael Simkins | Opinion | The Guardian

‘Dame Judi Dench has crystallised the anxiety felt by many of us old stagers by publicly lamenting the lack of knowledge about – or even interest in – our theatrical heritage among young actors.’ Photograph: Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

As Dame Judi Dench has noted, many actors under the age of 30 haven’t even heard of the titans who preceded them. And as for their diction …

Source: Maybe I’m a grumpy old luvvie – but I think young actors have a lot to learn | Michael Simkins | Opinion | The Guardian

N.B. I’m not currently responding to comments or visiting blogs because of ill-health but I much appreciate your support.

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3 comments on “Maybe I’m a grumpy old luvvie – but I think young actors have a lot to learn | Michael Simkins | Opinion | The Guardian

  1. Teagan Geneviene
    05/05/2017

    Love Judi! I hope you are feeling happy and sassy, Sarah. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. hitandrun1964
    05/06/2017

    I’m crazy about her. She’s fantastic. I do hope you feel better quickly. You’re a busy artist and don’t have time to be ill, so hurry and get well, my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. beetleypete
    05/06/2017

    Simkins got this just right. Once ‘our’ generation has gone, no doubt greats like Horden will be forgotten. Perhaps not Dame Judi though. Not for a while at least.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    Liked by 1 person

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