Among drama students, “Milking the Giant Cow” is a term that refers to the practice of holding your hands skyward (or merely gesticulating wildly) to show emotion. May be accompanied by a Skyward Scream.
If they fall to their knees while doing so, they are contractually obligated to raise their hands to the heavens, grasp the invisible teats tightly, and pull down a few times, as if milking an oversized bovine.
Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role.
Richard II is the first production in a new cycle of Shakespeare’s History plays, directed by Gregory, that will be performed over the coming seasons.
David is joined in the company by Oliver Ford Davies, who also appeared with him in the acclaimed 2008 Hamlet.
“Millions and millions of people have seen Lord of the Rings. Of course I’m more famous for that than Waiting for Godot. Just because a piece of work has been seen by so many more people doesn’t mean it’s less in value.”
yes and the problem is definitely the actors refusing to do theater and not that the theater industry is imploding from the inside trying simultaneously to become the movie industry and to remain staunch and aloof and above any hint of mass market populism
Olivier award-winning playwright Bruce Norris has removed the rights for his play Clybourne Park from a Berlin theatre, claiming the theatre intended to ‘black up’ a white actress to play one of the lead roles.
…why in the bloody hell are you people even polling this?
…oh hello there, noticeably caucasian people! How are you today?
Does anyone want to bet on how many of those 56 aren’t black?
There was an extremely awkward moment in my last class last week, as we watched a 2005 staging of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” from the Bavarian State Opera. When the slaves and Monostatos (the Moor) make their entrance, the stage was suddenly filled with actors in full-on black face (body paint and all). Every single actor was white, and every single one had exaggerated black paint covering them. There was palpable discomfort in the room—none of us could believe that it was happening, or anywhere near ok.
I’m still a little uneasy about going back to watch the second half this week.