Audition (breakdown, go ahead…give it to me)

Wednesday, I posted an audition piece I created last summer that combined both comic and dramatic beats in a single thematically related speech. A little bit of Parolles from All’s Well That Ends Well and a central speech of Angelo’s from Measure for Measure, and both dealing with the conceivable loss of virginity.

Today, I want to share some dramaturgical choices made in the construction of it…

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Media Thursday (kinda): new (old) plays to read…

So, not really a review for today’s Media Thursday.

Instead, I’ll share two plays I’ll be reading over the summer.

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A different audition monologue…

Monday, I posted some female audition monologues. Today, I’m going to do something a little different.

Last year, I was prepping to audition for two Shakespearean plays, and for each they wanted a monologue that displayed both comedic and dramatic skills, all within two minutes.

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Audition stuff…

A friend of mine, with whom I’d worked on a show last year, messaged me on Friday, asking for some Shakespearean advice. It wasn’t exactly secret or confidential, so let me share.

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The soft underbelly of nightmares

If you’ve been reading the blog, you know I’ve been building a nightmare engine, a sound-making machine for cringe-worthy noises.

I’m getting ready for a beta test this weekend, but here’s some videos of inspiration (for me) and stills of what I’ve been doing (I really should have been taking more pics)…

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Hey, we’re back on iTunes!

You know, what, with all the host-change issues we’ve had, our podcast had dropped off the radar there (thanks, Adam from the great “Thank You 30” podcast –as well as reader Chaim–for the heads-up!)…

but…

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Another idea for a change

The craziness of the host change–and being down for nearly half a month–has given me the opportunity (read: forced me) to think about the future of this blog.

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We interrupt our usually scheduled podcast for…

With all the craziness of the hosting change, I will have missed “This Week in Shakespeare” for the third consecutive week. Almost totally positive that we’ll be back in the audio saddle for a resumption of that podcast next week. Also, be on the lookout for a special interview podcast later this week with artistic directors of Los Angeles’ Independent Shakespeare Company, Melissa Chalsma and David Melville (you know, the folks that bring you FREE Shakespeare in Griffith Park every summer).

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