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Acting and Impersonation – The Los Angeles Review of Books

Acting and Impersonation – The Los Angeles Review of Books | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
[…] you should never give an acting award to actor or actress for playing an insane person. There was never an Ophelia who was bad in the mad scene. — Rouben Mamoulian AS THE OSCARS roll around again, the question of what constitutes acting worthy of such high recognition emerges once again...
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How Do You Differentiate Good Acting From Bad Acting?

How Do You Differentiate Good Acting From Bad Acting? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
  Answer by Marcus Geduld, Shakespearean director, computer programmer, teacher, writer:     If anyone tells you there are objective standards, they're full of crap. This is a matter of personal taste. There are trends. There are many people who loved Philip Seymour Hoffman's acting. But if you don't, you're not wrong....
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Was Shakespeare a Good Actor?

Was Shakespeare a Good Actor? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In his day, performers received little respect for grueling work. Yet the playwright strode the stage for more than 15 years—and then changed the acting profession forever.
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In Bess Wohl’s ‘Small Mouth Sounds,’ a Loss for Words Leads to a Gain in Insight

In Bess Wohl’s ‘Small Mouth Sounds,’ a Loss for Words Leads to a Gain in Insight | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The characters in a new play say almost nothing, an exercise in mindfulness that was both challenging and relieving for its writer.
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Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines

Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? Now consider the brain power involved in memorizing an entire script for a play and retaining it for months, if not longer.
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Want an acting career? Better become a theatre producer too

Want an acting career? Better become a theatre producer too | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
If you're prepared to do several full-time jobs at once and forgo sleep, you can control your own acting career by making your own shows, says Laura Lindsay
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