Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shakespeare in Love – Madden – 1998

Shakespeare in Love is a pretty neat movie. It evokes a slice of the life and times of Shakespeare without getting too niggly about the scholarly details. Something like how Shakespeare depicted the Roman Empire, that’s how we are fed … Continue reading

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My Illustrious Acting Career, Spring 2012 Edition

I played Big Daddy Pollitt in the Needham Community Theater production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I went quite nicely, good crowd, and a good time was had by all.

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Titus Andronicus – Shakespeare – A Tale of Two Movies

I have been working on an audition monologue from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and, at the very worthwhile suggestion of my audition coach Bobbie Steinbach I watched the Julie Taymor movie version and the BBC movie version. There’s are big differences, … Continue reading

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Cabiria – Pastrone (1914)

Cabiria is an awe-inspiring film. I don’t think it would be remade today without extensive use of CGI effects, and I don’t think it would be remade. The grand historical epic is not something that the movie-going public seems to … Continue reading

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