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Posted Cactus on 15 September 2013 - 05:53 PM
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Posted Cactus on 01 July 2013 - 09:13 PM
I agree. I think they should have some freedom when it comes to acting out the scene and letting it come naturally rather than forced. Surely that would make the acting more truthful. It's better having some variation every night rather than having this mechanical, almost robotical direction that makes the show quite predicable and perhaps a little tired, in a sense. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic musical, but I think the cast needs some freedom.
Posted Cactus on 01 July 2013 - 11:48 AM
edit: And the Les Mis argument is an unrelated issue that has never made sense to me - the characters are speaking in their native language and their thoughts and spoken word are fluently transferred to the equivalent in any other language, respectively.
Posted Cactus on 30 June 2013 - 11:34 AM
(1) When it's implied or specified that two characters are the same race.
(2) When it's implied or specified that two characters are of different races.
(3) When the script explicitly mentions race.
And in (1) and (2) the actual race doesn't matter, so long as it matches up.
Posted Cactus on 30 June 2013 - 04:17 AM
There's a bizarre logic applied here too. At one level how can it be fine to have brits playing Americans, or all sorts of Europeans, but not hispanics? On another level, Puerto Ricans are Puerto Ricans and proud of it. They are not acme generic Hispanics - as if anyone from Portugal or Brazil or Mexico or New Mexico would do. I am still trying to work out the logic of employing Philppinos as Vietnamese for Miss Saigon - it must look odd to the Vietnamese who have territorial disputes with the Philippines, and when the Philipinnes deployed troops on the US side in the war. I don't think we need to scour the UK for a Puerto Rican who can actually sing Maria too.
Posted Cactus on 29 June 2013 - 06:03 PM
while race is a small factor in the show it isnt really about race, its the gang warfare and the show loses none of its power
the late 90s uk tour and west end transfer had katie knight adams as maria and anna jane casey as anita
im just glad the leads are a vast improvement on the last tour
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