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« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2008, 05:13:05 PM »

Oscar-winning writer Ronald Harwood's new play is to open this week, examining the true story of Nazi sympathiser John Amery, son of a Tory cabinet minister, who was hanged for treason in 1945. Amery famously greeted the hangman with the words: "I have always wanted to meet you, although not, of course, under these circumstances."

No doubt derived from this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patriot-Traitors-Casement-Meaning-Treason/dp/0670884987/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203803679&sr=1-17

Ronald Harwood is  known both for his plays[The Dresser] and his screen-writing
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« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2008, 01:08:31 AM »

Dzimas,

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/theater/02tich.html?_r=1&8dpc&oref=slogin
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« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2008, 11:03:31 PM »

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,756,chiwetel-ejiofor-wins-olivier-for-othello-role,20476

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      Kristen Scott Thomas as Arkadina in the Seagull by Chekov
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« Reply #78 on: March 17, 2008, 09:18:38 AM »

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,768,mamet-shuns-his-brain-dead-liberal-past,21151
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« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2008, 10:35:57 PM »

Good take of Man for All Seasons.   Look at his eyes.

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,789,paul-scofield-dies-aged-86,22504
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« Reply #80 on: March 28, 2008, 08:41:52 PM »

Yesterday, I noticed, I think at my on-line issue of The New Yorker, that Dick Cavett is opening on Broadway again in a matter of weeks.  Watch for it being advertised. If I see more, will let you know.  He won't be doing any columns for a bit in that case, get him while he's available; that's what happens when so many of his posters, to what was thought of as a blog, encourage him to return to tv or "something". He has.

Gosh, we'll miss him again out here on the internet.  Of course you know, he didn't bite his tongue on personalities and issues which have currently been making news for most of eight years and their party in general, even before, and The New York Times has not been used to waves rolling up toward their building, at least not for the last two or three years. Possibly they got more then they bargained for, when they had officially become polite as can be to The Powers who are now allowing you to have another one of your elections like a circus of crazy making audacity.
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« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2008, 04:33:27 PM »

Spoke too soon, his fans posting to him at nytimes make it rather more clear, Dick Cavett is doing a one night stand.  It's really for the Dupont award.
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« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2008, 11:02:21 AM »

A LEAP FROM THE METHOD:
An Organic Approach to Acting

Author: Rich, Allan

Review Date: APRIL 01, 2008
Publisher:AuthorHouse (164 pp.)
Price (hardback): $24.95
Publication Date: January 11, 2007
ISBN (hardback): 978-1-4208-2223-6
Category: AUTHORS
Classification: NONFICTION

Respected character actor and stage coach reinterprets Stanislavsky’s Method for a modern audience.

Rich, a Los Angeles personality with a long career in show business, re-envisions the actor’s craft, offering practical advice to those that aspire to the stage and screen. With short, vivid chapters, Rich succinctly dispels with the notion that performers must have a natural talent to succeed—plenty of hard work, a willingness to defer to the playwright and the courage to dig deep into a role to discover the central truth of a character will do in its absence. Rich pokes holes into Konstantin Stanislavsky’s psychological approach to acting that asks a performer to search for personal memories to add emotional resonance to a performance. He suggests instead that the actor must not reproduce, but reinterpret a role when playing it night after night. The basis of Rich’s new, simplified approach is the philosophy that an actor must search the text for insights into the character rather than rely on their own past experiences. To be economical on the stage and not rely on physical movement are also important elements to an effective performance, as is the discovery of the essence of the character’s behavior. Rich offers practical recommendations that run from knowing the entire play in order to understand the playwright’s intentions to never sleeping with your leading man or lady, lest the intensity of the stage romance be diminished. A quick autobiographical narrative kicks off this charming, informative manual. The author recounts his early Broadway appearances and the crisis of confidence that led to several lean years and a midlife career as a businessman and art dealer with an itch to return to the stage. Unfortunately, a last section filled with testimonials on the effectiveness of Rich’s method and gaudy plethora of celebrity photographs distract from the polish and professionalism established by the author’s instructive theories.

Great advice from a show-business veteran.
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« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2017, 03:59:19 PM »

There is a Broadway play in the works about the late Roy Rogers, the play will probably happen next year.

My brother, Wes, married Roy and Dale's granddaughter, Kristen, and he had three children with her, so I plan to attend on opening night with the Rogers family. It will be great. Broadway will be full of cowboys when the play opens.

Here is link for the Facebook page for the Broadway play about Roy and Dale...

https://www.facebook.com/HappyTrailsBway?fref=ts

Here is a link for The Happy Trails Children's Foundation, which is a charity which Roy and Dale founded...

http://www.happytrails.org/

And here is a link for the Dale Rogers Training Center...

http://www.drtc.org/

Here is a video about Roy Rogers' trip to South America, Si, Amigos, There is a Santa Claus...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgazRpzpNBM

I look forward to visiting New York, and seeing the play.

Salute,

Tony V.
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« Reply #84 on: October 25, 2017, 09:12:38 PM »

Here is an acting scene on You Tube of me doing the Second Chorus from Anouilh's Antigone. My Uncle Dennis was my cameraman (He died in January of 2012, I miss him). I did a few takes that I liked better, but this was one of the few that I made it all of the way through without any mistakes, all in 1 shot with zero editing and without a teleprompter, my Uncle Dennis got tired of shooting it, and so we had to settle on this take. I hope that you enjoy it. I will make more You Tube videos eventually.

"Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles's classic produced in the context of the anti-fascist French resistance, is Jean Anouilh's (1910–1987) most often-produced work today. Antigone premiered in Paris in 1944, but Anouilh had written his tale of lone rebellion against the state two years earlier, inspired by an act of resistance during Paris's occupation by the Nazis. In August 1942, a young man named Paul Collette fired at and wounded a group of directors during a meeting of the collaborationist Légion des volontaires français. Collette did not belong to a Resistance network or organized political group, but acted entirely alone and in full knowledge of his certain death. For Anouilh, Collette's solitary act—at once heroic, gratuitous, and futile—captured the essence of tragedy and demanded an immediate revival of Antigone. Aware of Anouilh's thinly veiled attack on the Vichy government, the Nazis censored Antigone immediately upon its release. It premiered two years later at the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris under the direction of André Barsacq, a few months before Paris' liberation. The play starred (his wife) Monelle Valentin as the doomed princess."

Here is a link for the video:

http://youtu.be/2NnXQpikxyk

Hopefully you enjoy it.

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
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« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2017, 10:11:00 PM »

Roy Rogers is riding tonight....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz8qJmZhzPM&feature=youtu.be

Salute,

Tony V.
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