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Carl Reiner dies: Comedy icon created ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ – Los Angeles Times

Carl Reiner, the veteran comedy actor, writer, director and producer who created the classic sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and played second banana to Sid Caesar and straight man … Continue reading


How I Became An Award-winning Theatre Director, Playwright, Actor and Designer | LUCK-IT

Oliver Chong joined the theatre industry at age 25 as an actor and set designer, added the title of director and playwright to his repertoire at age 29 and won … Continue reading


Director and Choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne Passes Away at 92

It has been announced today via her official Twitter that trailblazing dancer, director, and choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne has passed away. According to the tweet, she passed away tonight, July … Continue reading

07/01/2018 · 1 Comment

“The best director is the one you don’t see.” – Art of Quotation

“The best director is the one you don’t see.” Billy Wilder, director, screenwriter, 7 time Academy Award winner via “The best director is the one you don’t see.” – Art … Continue reading

03/01/2018 · 1 Comment

“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

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

“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

“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

Elizabeth Taylor on Mike Nichols: He Freed Me

I knew specifics of film. I was aware of specificity, you know? I knew where the lights were or should be; I knew how to move around a set like … Continue reading

06/15/2017 · 8 Comments

Trevor Nunn: How the genius Terence Rattigan made a comeback years after his unjust rejection | The Independent

Terence Rattigan is a dramatist of genius.  There … I have said it straight out, no ifs or buts, no shilly-shallying.  I am, of course, expressing my opinion, but I … Continue reading

05/17/2017 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • SAMUEL WEST • Les Liaisons Dangereuses • 2003

Samuel West’s theatrical pedigree is impeccable. His grandfather was the actor Lockwood West, while his parents are Timothy West and Prunella Scales. He obtained an Equity card through The Browning … Continue reading

03/05/2017 · 3 Comments

Archive Interview • EDWARD HALL • A Midsummer Night’s Dream • 2003

Ed Hall (he’s happy to be called Ed or Edward, ‘most people call me Ed’), props himself into one of those infamously uncomfortable folding director’s chairs at a minuscule kitchen … Continue reading

02/03/2017 · 2 Comments

Stephen Unwin • Theatre Then and Now

Republished from Facebook with the kind permission of its author, the director, writer and teacher Stephen Unwin. The deaths this year of Bill Gaskill and now Howard Davies have made me … Continue reading

11/01/2016 · Leave a comment

“…an audience should not be conscious of technique.” – Art of Quotation

“It is the director’s job to make [film] appear real… an audience should not be conscious of technique.” – David Lean, English, director Source: “…an audience should not be conscious … Continue reading

10/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Director Howard Davies dies aged 71 –

Director Howard Davies has died at the age of 71. Directors, playwrights and the theatre community took to Twitter to pay tribute to the man who worked extensively at theatres … Continue reading

10/26/2016 · 7 Comments

“I have formulated my own directing style … without any unnecessary imitation of others” – Art of Quotation

“I have formulated my own directing style in my head, proceeding without any unnecessary imitation of others” — Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese, director, film director, screenwriter, cine… Source: “I have formulated … Continue reading

09/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Book Review • DIFFERENT EVERY NIGHT • Mike Alfreds • 2007

Different Every Night: Freeing the Actor by Mike Alfreds With over fifty years of directing experience, Mike Alfreds has developed a specific way of working in the rehearsal room. In … Continue reading

07/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • ERICA WHYMAN • Our Friends in the North • 2008

Erica Whyman is still so inextricably linked in my mind with Southwark Playhouse and the Gate in Notting Hill, that I have to keep reminding myself she has been working … Continue reading

05/26/2016 · Leave a comment

Lived Lived: Marigold Charlesworth, 89

I’ve only just discovered that my beautiful, wonderful, enchanting godmother, Marigold Charlesworth (she was at RADA with my mother), died in December. Bless you, Marigold. You were the best godmother … Continue reading

05/16/2016 · Leave a comment

Does ‘the Phantom of the Auteur’ Haunt French Cinema?

The haunting presence of the auteur has long loomed over the French film industry; it was in France itself that the auteur theory as a major film discussion was first … Continue reading

05/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • Victoria Wood

“I get a lot of pleasure from sitting in the audience and watching other people get laughs from my words. But I wouldn’t want just to write. I like writing, … Continue reading

04/20/2016 · 6 Comments

Comedian Victoria Wood dies aged 62 – BBC News

Comedian Victoria Wood has died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist says Source: Comedian Victoria Wood dies aged 62 – BBC News

04/20/2016 · 4 Comments

A Stage Manager, a Director and an Actor are…

A stage manager, a director and an actor are in a rehearsal hall and they find a gold lantern. A genie comes out and says he will grant them each … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · 1 Comment

Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian

Sad news. Again, like Bowie, he was only 69. Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London … Continue reading

01/14/2016 · 2 Comments

‘Conscious cruelty’: Ken Loach’s shock at benefit sanctions and food banks

Ken Loach has said there needs to be more public outrage around benefit sanctions and the reliance on food banks, with the situation much worse for working people than when … Continue reading

11/23/2015 · 1 Comment

Jack Gold obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Originally posted in The Guardian. A well-worn path for bright young recruits to television in the 1950s to 1970s would take them from shooting little news and current affairs items to … Continue reading

08/13/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote • ANNIE CASTLEDINE • Regional Theatre • 2003

‘All regional theatres are vulnerable in their programming in a way they were not in their past. They are too concerned with audience targets and what their boards will say, … Continue reading

07/29/2015 · Leave a comment

“There is one word that aptly describes Hollywood – ‘nervous.’ ” Frank Capra

BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD What gives Hollywood the willies? Click here. View original post

07/02/2015 · 2 Comments

A MESSAGE FROM DAVID JUBB: Huge thanks and what’s next

03/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Lucy Kerbel interview

Originally posted on 17percent:
Lucy Kerbel Lucy Kerbel is the Director of Tonic Theatre and an award-winning theatre director. She also researched and wrote 100 Great Plays for Women, an inspiring guide…

01/20/2015 · Leave a comment