Well, It's been awhile since I had one of these. Thank goodness Google Reader stars make it easy for me to find the ones I want to recommend/comment on! Enjoy!
Just because we are in theatre does not mean we tolerate drama. Michael at TheatreFace agrees.
There’s been a lot of discussion generated by Sir Ian McKellan’s comments that a lack of rep companies is going to result in the death of English theater. As a former member of one, I can say that the skills learned in a rep company are many. The experiences and opportunities given to members are extraordinary. It truly teaches you how to be a “company”. I will write more on this next week. But for now, read Sir Ian’s interview here, Lyn Gardner at the Guardian rebuts here.
Adam Thurman says we have enough stuff. “What we need is more meaningful experiences.” And not boring ones.
James Somer’s begs everyone to write. (HT: The Daily Dish)
Seth Godin recommends that we just start moving. Although “Making instructions is harder than following them.” Who’s up for the challenge?
And, a last little bit of Politics.
"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is the letter to the editor. Democracy is the score at the beginning of the ninth. It is an idea which hasn’t been disproved yet, a song the words of which have not gone bad. It’s the mustard on the hot dog and the cream in the rationed coffee. Democracy is a request from a War Board, in the middle of the morning in the middle of a war, wanting to know what democracy is," - E.B. White, July 3, 1943. (Yeah, E.B. White. The Charlotte’s Web guy.) (HT: The Daily Dish)