Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:35 AM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:05 AM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:33 AM
And who could see that the road would twist
Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:33 AM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:42 AM
I have wondered often as I am sure you all have, how some of the awful stuff and we must admit there is very little truly bad, gets past the first few rehearsals. I'm thinking especially of The National's occasional 'off' productions. I think the actors are too scared to say anything and too thankful to be working. Am I right? I know the RSC has pulled the odd show...the now legendary Tamar's Revenge for example. In that case the members of the audience were looking around at each other to see if they were right! The audience was smiling and pulling other faces but you couldn't really leave cos of the tight seating in the Swan. We were transfixed so to speak. Like when you drop your best vase and see it crashing to the floor and then in bits but can't stop it. But any one of us would have told the director it was rubbish after a couple of rehearsals. Was the director just left to do his thing? We all know the story of Olivier who turned up at the first rehearsal of Merchant with his Shylock Jewishfied a la East End wide boy to the horror of Jonathan Miller. This was actor dictating to director. How does it work? You pros and semi pros , do tell us.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:16 AM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:21 AM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:54 AM
Never seen booing at Opera (despite working a couple of seasons at one Opera company-must have been a good one!) but appreciate the sentiment if you've just sat through that length of awfulness....
Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:12 PM
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