Category Archives: Theater

THE KINDS OF RELATIVES THE ACTORS CAN PORTRAY.

THE KINDS OF RELATIVES THE ACTORS CAN PORTRAY. The rental service has provided a range of actors. When a wife has been caught cheating, her husband may want to confront the wife’s lover. The service will provide the lover, usually … Continue reading

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AN ACTOR PREPARES TO BE A RELATIVE—-THE ORDER FORM GOVERNS.

AN ACTOR PREPARES TO BE A RELATIVE—THE ORDER FORM GOVERNS. How did the actor decide what kind of father to be to the 12 year old girl. There is a detailed order form in which the client can select a … Continue reading

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HIRING AN ACTOR TO BE YOUR CHILD’S PARENT.

HIRING AN ACTOR TO BE YOUR CHILD’S PARENT. I tend to trust internet stories more than I should, but Roc Morin had a story in the Atlantic (November 7) that I find hard to believe.The story is about a Japanese … Continue reading

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TURNING Ph.D DISSERTATIONS OF PEOPLE I KNOW INTO DANCES.

TURNING Ph.D DISSERTATIONS OF PEOPLE I KNOW INTO DANCES. I have a number of friends and relatives with Ph.D’s, and I wonder what dances they would make out of their dissertations. Of course, the competitions apparently have come into existence … Continue reading

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TURNING A Ph.D THESIS INTO A DANCE.

TURNING A Ph.D THESIS INTO A DANCE. Melissa Korr had an article in the Wall Street Journal (November 13) about an annual competition for dance performances of Ph.D theses. Here is a YouTube video of an aerial dance for a … Continue reading

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VICTOR HUGO AT THE BARRICADES (SPOILER ALERT).

VICTOR HUGO AT THE BARRICADES (SPOILER ALERT). Les Miserables is a great musical. Several of the great scenes take place at a barricade that some students have erected in the uprising of 1832. The musical and Hugo’s book are sympathetic … Continue reading

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ACTORS INTONING.

ACTORS INTONING.. I posted here about how Mary Jane and I each liked Mel Gibson’s performance as Hamlet because he avoided the “intoning” of Shakespeare’s lines that we each associate with John Gielgud—a style which always seemed to be focused … Continue reading

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HOW TRUMP PLAYED “THE HEEL”.

HOW TRUMP PLAYED “THE HEEL”. Reeves quotes the wikipedia entry which describes the “heel” role: “…heels are often portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner by breaking rules… Others… exhibit unlikeable, appalling and deliberately offensive and demoralizing personality traits such … Continue reading

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HOW THE MEDIA PLAYED THE FOIL TO TRUMP’S “HEEL” CHARACTER.

HOW THE MEDIA PLAYED THE FOIL TO TRUMP’S “HEEL” CHARACTER. This article by Elspeth Reeve on the New Republic site in August, 2015 (after the first Republican Presidential debate) shows how the media—and I— misunderstood what role Trump was playing. … Continue reading

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SOME RHYMING FLOURISHES IN HAMILTON.

SOME RHYMING FLOURISHES IN HAMILTON. Eastwood and Hinton point out Hamilton’s use of multisyllabic rhymes, which they characterize as “one of rapper Rakim’s signature sounds”. Here is the example from Hamilton that they give: “Now for a strong central democracy … Continue reading

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