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Peter Brook: 'To give way to despair is the ultimate cop-out'

Peter Brook: ‘To give way to despair is the ultimate cop-out’

Monday, October 16th, 2017

By Michael Billington, The Guardian At 92, the visionary director refuses to slow down. He talks about how to silence audiences, the trouble with doing Shakespeare in French, the difference between Olivier and Gielgud, and why Elizabethan theatre would shock us today Sixty-five years ago, Kenneth Tynan identified the qualities of a young Peter Brook […]

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Not a polite profession - An interview with Kim Stanley

Not a polite profession – An interview with Kim Stanley

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Interview with the great actress and teacher KIM STANLEY Conducted by James Grissom Via Telephone 1991: “This is not a polite profession, a pastime, a little something to do until the kids get home or the husband is ready to show you some attention: This is the study of–the excavation of– the human condition, and […]

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Mike Birbiglia-Make it Small in Hollywood

Mike Birbiglia-Make it Small in Hollywood

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Photo Courtesy of PMKBNC By Mike Birbiglia A version of this article appears in print on September 4, 2016, on page AR10 of the New York edition with the headline: 6 Tips for Making It Small in Hollywood. This summer, I went on a 30-city tour with my movie “Don’t Think Twice,” a comedy about an improv group […]

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Mark Rylance - Becoming Olivia

Mark Rylance – Becoming Olivia

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

How Mark Rylance Became Olivia Onstage – The New York Times How Mark Rylance Became Olivia Onstage – The New York Times 8/14/16   THEATER How Mark Rylance Became Olivia Onstage Brantley in Britain By BEN BRANTLEY AUG. 14, 2016 LONDON — When you live with a woman for more than a decade — as […]

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The Eight Secrets to Grit & Resilience - for the Actor

The Eight Secrets to Grit & Resilience – for the Actor

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

The following article is about grit and resilience from the perspective of a Navy SEAL. Now considered essential reading for everyone in the Workout, it is amazingly in line with the teaching of the Actors Workout and the life and career of an actor.  Please take a moment to read it here.

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Immortality

Immortality

Friday, February 27th, 2015

There is a certain immortality involved in theater, not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge the actor keeps to his dying day that on a certain afternoon, in an empty and dusty theater, he cast a shadow of a being that was not himself but the distillation of all he had ever […]

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"Do Unto Others…"

“Do Unto Others…”

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Dear Friends of the Actors Center, Now in our 19th year, I welcome this opportunity to reach out to all our friends and colleagues, letting you know that we are still alive and kicking. The times may be tough, but our spirits are high because the work that we do means so much to us.  […]

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Alan Arkin on Failure and Second City

Alan Arkin on Failure and Second City

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

First and most important, Second City gave me a place to go; it gave me a place to function. That was the main thing. And the second most important thing, which was very, very close to the first, was that it gave us a place to fail. Which doesn’t exist in this civilization anymore. There […]

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Tapping into your Productive Creativity

Tapping into your Productive Creativity

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

  Think About This…….. If you want to be more productive and creative, and to have more energy, the science dictates that you should partition your day into project periods.  Your social networking should be done during a designated time, not as constant interruptions to your day. Emails, too, should be done at designated times.  […]

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