Tag Archives: Audience

Staging of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' Features 'Trump' Getting Assassinated

Staging of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' Features 'Trump' Getting Assassinated

The audience reaction has been mixed for New York City’s latest ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ production, which shows a character that resembles President Trump being brutally stabbed to death. William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ which opened May 23 and will be performed throughout this month in Central Park, is causing a stir among audiences due to its apparent inspiration from the Trump administration. The play’s climax comes with Caesar’s stabbing death… Read Article →

Shakespeare classic gets South Asian twist in new adaptation

Shakespeare classic gets South Asian twist in new adaptation

An adaptation of the Shakespeare classic ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ gives the play a South Asian twist. Put on by B.C.’s Bard on the Beach, this version is set in 1947 India at the cusp of Indian independence from the colonizing British. Organizers hope that a more inclusive theatre experience might attract different audiences. To read more: »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: Connect with CBC… Read Article →

Edward Albee & Will Eno: Writing a Play

Edward Albee & Will Eno: Writing a Play

Be sure to subscribe for all new episodes! Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee talks with Will Eno on writing the perfect structure and challenging your audience in The Legacy Project Volume I. Produced by the Dramatists Guild Fund, the Legacy Project is a series of interviews featuring prominent contemporary American playwrights, lyricists and composers. Each interview offers an intimate look into the lives and creative process of these writers of… Read Article →

Anna Kendrick’s Between the Scenes Takeover - Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

Anna Kendrick’s Between the Scenes Takeover – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

Anna Kendrick crashes Between The Scenes and finds herself having to explain “the list” to Trevor. Subscribe to The Daily Show: Follow The Daily Show: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Watch full episodes of The Daily Show for free:  Follow Comedy Central: Twitter:  Facebook:  Instagram:  About The Daily Show: Trevor Noah and The World’s Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture. The Daily Show with Trevor… Read Article →

Tim Mooney Acting Workshop: Eyes are the Mirror of the Soul

Tim Mooney Acting Workshop: Eyes are the Mirror of the Soul

Tim Mooney analyzes an actor’s stage position, in light of the special significance we assign to a person’s eyes, and the accessibility of a character through them. if I'm facing this way delivering my lines I'm going to call this let's say 100% of available information when I turn profile out this way what percent would you say you're getting of me now 25 I would say it's 25 or… Read Article →

Michael Richards Spews Racial Hate -- Kramer Racist Rant | TMZ

Michael Richards Spews Racial Hate — Kramer Racist Rant | TMZ

Read the original story from 2006 here: Michael Richards, aka “Kramer” from “Seinfeld,” is in hot water for spewing several racial slurs onstage at The Laugh Factory over the weekend. SUBSCRIBE: About TMZ: TMZ has consistently been credited for breaking the biggest stories dominating the entertainment news landscape and changed the way the public gets their news. Regularly referenced by the media, TMZ is one of the most cited entertainment… Read Article →

Public Speaking Pro Tips (Faster Scripts)

Public Speaking Pro Tips (Faster Scripts)

Learn public speaking tricks to prepare your presentation scripts faster, from the public speaking experts at Speechless. Links: Watch the entire Public Speaking Pro Tips series: Access additional useful resources from Women Techmakers by joining Membership: Subscribe to WTM: Subscribe to the Google Developers: Visit Speechless: welcome back to public speaking pro tips with speechless presented by Google developers we help people turn the mundane into memorable challenges into insights… Read Article →

3-year-old blows away audience with poem for Black History Month!

3-year-old blows away audience with poem for Black History Month!

This little DYNAMO is a must see, and she’s from right here in Chicago! Meet 3-year-old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem from Bronzeville! Take a look of her performing “Hey, Black Child” on Windy City Live! Subscribe: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Watch Windy City LIVE at 1pm CT on ABC 7 Chicago! we've been talking about the entire our three-year-old girl from Bronzeville has a video that is sure to go viral in honor… Read Article →

Bill Dickens Bass Clinic

Bill Dickens Bass Clinic

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 legendary bassist Bill Dickens was here for a very special bass clinic event. Bill “The Buddha” Dickens has collaborated with numerous artists over the past 40+ years — from Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige to Randy Newman, Victor Wooten, Mike Gordon and more. He is known for playing funk (especially speed funk) on extended-range bass guitars. Watch here as Dickens shares candid tricks of… Read Article →

Why people enjoy hearing Shakespeare in its Original Pronunciation

Why people enjoy hearing Shakespeare in its Original Pronunciation

David Crystal, author of The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespeare Pronunciation talks about Original Pronunciation (OP) performances and their power to connect with audiences today, very few of whom speak ‘Received pronunciation’. He gives examples from the USA, Canada, Lancashire, Ireland, and London. David Crystal is known throughout the world as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster on language. His writings on Shakespeare include Pronouncing Shakespeare, Think on my Words:… Read Article →

Creative Writing: First Draft Madness

Creative Writing: First Draft Madness

Show notes: Creative writing. First draft madness. All the other tutorials will work best if you already have a first draft. Unlike any other stage of writing a story. Abandon all caution, look before you leap, no notes, no guides. You have your story idea. That’s all you have and you start writing and go from beginning to end without stopping. If you start the story about a third into… Read Article →

Creative Writing: The Underlying Mood

Creative Writing: The Underlying Mood

Show notes: Creative writing. Overall mood. While writing a story it’s good to get into character and the more mentally that you are in the scene, the more you can write to draw the reader into the scene. Sometimes there’s a conflict between the moods from scene to scene and it becomes a jarring experience for the audience. Look at the mood flow of the story. Put yourself in the… Read Article →

Acting Technique: Brad Heller "The Heller Approach"

Acting Technique: Brad Heller "The Heller Approach"

Brad Heller discusses the acting method he founded, The Heller Approach. The Heller Approach Acting Studio Ace Studios 2210 West Olive Ave, 3rd Floor, Suite #320 Burbank, CA 91506 for Google Plus Page for Facebook for Twitter for The Heller Approach Youtube Channel for Instagram 323-962-8077 (office) 310-503-8262 (cell/text) “The Heller Approach” is an acting technique that gives actors a simple yet practical and solid foundation so that actors are… Read Article →

Creative Writing: Getting a Reader's Perspective on Your Story

Creative Writing: Getting a Reader's Perspective on Your Story

Show notes: An illustration of the writer’s perspective on the story he or she is working on and how it differs from how the reader or viewer will be seeing the story. It will improve your story greatly to see it the way your viewer will see it. We see the story in over-view, mostly but the reader is in the story, moving along a track, seeing the story one… Read Article →

Creative Writing: Creating Villains We Love to Hate

Creative Writing: Creating Villains We Love to Hate

Show Notes: Writing better fiction I answer the question left in comments by Ramworkz: What are some qualities I need to add in order to make an interesting villain? All I have in mind is everyone knows the hero but people enjoy a good villain. Just the way that a theme to a story can galvanize the impact of that story, a theme to your villain can do the same…. Read Article →

Creative Writing: Strategies for Character Introduction

Creative Writing: Strategies for Character Introduction

Look at the way we get to know people in real life as a guide for working out the timing of how we introduce characters in fiction. Show notes: Character introduction. Having to do with a larger topic, why do we try to imitate real life in fiction? As a storyteller what you want to do in a sense is put them under your spell. You want them to forget… Read Article →

Actor Jonathan Pryce on Stage Fright as Selfishness

Actor Jonathan Pryce on Stage Fright as Selfishness

Throughout his extraordinary career, Pryce has turned his attention outward rather than inward — onto his fellow actors, the audience, the needs of the story. This, he reflects, is the secret to overcoming stage fright: remembering that it isn’t all about you. Transcript– Jonathan Pryce: I have to think hard about what stage fright is because I suppose I don’t really allow myself to go there. I came to acting… Read Article →