Thursday, February 25, 2010

Acting and Vulnerability

They go hand in hand:

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.

- Rosalind Russell

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Monday, February 22, 2010

While Some Things Are Down Others Are Up

...with the DVD market in sharp decline, the studios have been forced to cut marketing and production budgets. They are also releasing fewer movies: the number coming out of Hollywood last year was 520, a fall of almost 20 per cent on the previous year.
...while movie studios slash costs, television is booming, creating big opportunities...

(from ft.com).

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Wilde's Joke

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

- Oscar Wilde

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Actors Work

There is no end to the amount of continuous effort that has to go into an actor's career on all fronts -Darren Ewing

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Monday, February 01, 2010

Shakespearean Snacks

Oysters - the Tudor version of cinema popcorn
Archaeologists say choice Tudor snacks included oysters by the cartload, crab and other shellfish like mussels, whelks and periwinkles.
Dried raisins and figs, hazelnuts, plums, cherries and peaches were also consumed in great quantities, according to experts who excavated The Rose and The Globe theatres on the south bank of the River Thames

(from Reuters, via Yahoo News).

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