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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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, June 4th, 2018

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This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project
This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project

This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes the good, the Bard, and the ugly, Netflix, and a boatload of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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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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Media Thursday: Preview–King Lear by BBC

It’s Media Thursday, and since I didn’t head down to North Hollywood this week to catch the latest installment of Toil and Trouble’s “The Madhouse” Shakespearean burlesque, you’ll have to settle for something a little less…experiential.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, May 28th, 2018

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This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project
This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project

This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast [YES, we’re back…finally] includes a fun quiz, a great think-piece on music, and some mixed reviews for Shakespeare’s Globe’s experiment. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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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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