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In Memory: “there’s the actor in every human being” – Art of Quotation

“If I should have the good fortune to become a star, I certainly don’t intend to become a star twenty-four…” via In Memory: “there’s the actor in every human being” … Continue reading

02/10/2018 · 5 Comments

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville on starring in what might just be the greatest American play ever

‘I’ve done a lot of plays,’ says Lesley Manville, with some understatement. ‘A lot of great plays: Caryl Churchill, Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shakespeare. But I don’t think I’m overselling it … Continue reading

02/07/2018 · 3 Comments

“You should only be an actor if you can’t not be an actor.”

Originally posted on Art of Quotation:
“You should only be an actor if you can’t not be an actor.” John Lithgow, actor, from the Helen Edison Lecture Series, UC San…

02/07/2018 · 2 Comments

Preserving Vivien Leigh’s Photo Albums – Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

I’ve been collecting original Vivien Leigh (and Laurence Olivier, but mostly Vivien) memorabilia in earnest for about 10 years now. It began with vintage fan magazines and playbills, and gradually … Continue reading

02/06/2018 · 1 Comment

Journey’s End: behind the scenes of the new First World War film – History Extra

RC Sherriff wrote his celebrated play Journey’s End in 1928, ten years after the end of the First World War. Praised for capturing the claustrophobia and viciousness of trench warfare … Continue reading

02/05/2018 · 7 Comments

Quote • IMELDA STAUNTON • Film Stardom

‘Well, my parents were working people. You just worked. I’ve always wanted a long career, not an instant one. I left RADA [Royal Academy of Dramatic Art], I worked in … Continue reading

02/03/2018 · 3 Comments

‘It was unbearable’: Tim Minchin on life under Trump and the collapse of his $100m movie | Stage | The Guardian

Back on home soil, the Australian polymath discusses politics, musicals and #MeToo – and the worst year of his professional life. via ‘It was unbearable’: Tim Minchin on life under … Continue reading

01/30/2018 · 1 Comment

BFI Screenonline: Rediscovered TV Drama

The further back in television history you go, the greater are the gaps in the archival record of transmitted material. This is actually true of most areas of cultural activity … Continue reading

01/28/2018 · 1 Comment

Theatre and Morality: Synge’s Playboy of the Western World | A R T L▼R K

On the 26th of January 1907, The Playboy of the Western World, a three-act drama, written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge, was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in … Continue reading

01/26/2018 · 3 Comments

Richard Wroughton (1749-1822): Actor – All Things Georgian

In a previous blog post ‘Miss Jenny Davis as a bride’ we briefly mentioned Richard Wroughton, so thought we would take a closer look at him to see if we … Continue reading

01/25/2018 · 1 Comment

More than 30 UK theatres at risk of being lost | Stage | The Guardian

Theatres around the UK are in danger of being lost for ever unless more local authorities start seeing them as opportunities, rather than liabilities, according to a new report. via … Continue reading

01/23/2018 · 5 Comments

The war has not yet started | Carole Woddis

Well, here’s a thing now, a season of plays up from Plymouth – but no ordinary season when steered by Simon Stokes and Jenny Topper. It was Stokes and Topper … Continue reading

01/22/2018 · 1 Comment

The Latest: Stars mingle and dance at SAG Awards after-party

Sam Rockwell, from left, Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson, nominees for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” introduce a clip from … Continue reading

01/22/2018 · 5 Comments

Henry Montague: First Shepherd of the Lambs

Just a quick shout out to honor the natal day of actor Henry James Montague (Henry John Mann, 1843-1878). Montagu came to our attention through that eerie, ghostly portrait above, … Continue reading

01/20/2018 · 1 Comment

John Barton obituary | Stage | The Guardian

Through his work as a director, and above all as a teacher, John Barton, who has died aged 89, changed the way we play and hear Shakespeare. His editing and … Continue reading

01/19/2018 · 2 Comments

Caryl Churchill honoured for outstanding contribution to writing | The Stage

Playwright Caryl Churchill has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to writing at the 2018 Writers’ Guild awards. Fellow playwright Lucy Kirkwood presented Churchill with the award at a London … Continue reading

01/16/2018 · 1 Comment

“We’re intellectual opposites. Well, I’m intellectual and you’re opposite.” – Art of Quotation

“We’re intellectual opposites. Well, I’m intellectual and you’re opposite.” Mae West, actress via “We’re intellectual opposites. Well, I’m intellectual and you’re opposite.” – Art of Quotation

01/14/2018 · 4 Comments

10 Reasons to Remember Terence Marsh (1931-2018) | thedullwoodexperiment

It’s easy to forget when watching a movie that what you’re actually looking at, the physical environment that the cast is working within, has either been designed or adapted to … Continue reading

01/13/2018 · 4 Comments

Three Billboards director Martin McDonagh: ‘Little girls don’t have a James Dean to emulate’ | Film | The Guardian

There’s no stopping Mildred Hayes, the mighty heroine of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. She’s out on a mission to find her daughter’s killer, swinging down Main Street like a … Continue reading

01/13/2018 · 3 Comments

Harold Pinter: The Bobbing of Egos

Interview with Harold Pinter Conducted by James Grissom 1997 Most people are not talented. This is true of the world in general, and this is true of the theatrical world … Continue reading

01/06/2018 · 4 Comments

“Modern man… does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice.” – Art of Quotation

“Modern man, however, does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice.”   Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian, director… Source: “Modern … Continue reading

12/07/2017 · 2 Comments

The History Girls: Tamara Karsavina: Stravinsky’s First Firebird by Janie Hampton

This is the story of a British diplomat and a Russian prima ballerina caught up in the October 1917 Russian revolution, and their dramatic escape with their love-child. In old age, relatives … Continue reading

10/27/2017 · 2 Comments

Rosemary Leach obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Stage and screen actor who was admired for her roles as Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road and Mrs Honeychurch in the 1985 film A Room With a View… … Continue reading

10/25/2017 · 3 Comments

Book Review: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell. | Adventures In Historyland

When a writer chooses as their lead protagonist an actor and his main theme the theatre, possibilities abound. At first looking at Bernard Cornwell’s new novel “Fools and Mortals”… Source: … Continue reading

10/22/2017 · 6 Comments

Piaf and Cocteau: Les Enfants Terribles | A R T L▼R K

When I write I disturb. When I make a film I disturb. When I paint I disturb. When I exhibit my paintings I disturb, and I disturb if I don’t. … Continue reading

10/11/2017 · 2 Comments

The Gallery of Achievers: The Inescapable Sarah Bernhardt | Victorian Paris

Be a little careless in your hearing and when I give you my name, it sounds as if I’m saying, Sarah Bernhardt. I love it. Perhaps I’d have done better if I’d … Continue reading

10/10/2017 · 3 Comments

The March on Russia, Orange Tree Theatre review – vividly funny amid the bleakness

The late David Storey spoke movingly, elsewhere on The Arts Desk, of his sense of overwhelming powerlessness at the challenge of accepting his father’s death. “I was quite racked by his … Continue reading

09/30/2017 · 3 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
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