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Re: The Laws of Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0725  Monday, 11 March 2002

[1]     From:   Dana Shilling <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Mar 2002 11:16:16 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0709 Re: The Laws of Theatre

[2]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Friday, 08 Mar 2002 11:35:32 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0709 Re: The Laws of Theatre


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From:           Dana Shilling <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Mar 2002 11:16:16 -0500
Subject: 13.0709 Re: The Laws of Theatre
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0709 Re: The Laws of Theatre

Paul E. Doniger said:

> To add to this great quote from  Billy Houck
>
> > I always preferred Spencer Tracy's advice to a young actor: "Always
> > learn your lines and try not to bump into the furniture."
>
> Richard Boleslavsky tells us, "Above all, be attentive and flexible"
> (_Acting: The First Six Lessons_. NY: Theatre Arts Books, 1933. Page120)
> -- good advice in many areas of life!

...and let's not forget "Don't just do something, stand there."

Dana Shilling

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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Friday, 08 Mar 2002 11:35:32 -0500
Subject: 13.0709 Re: The Laws of Theatre
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0709 Re: The Laws of Theatre

Brandon Toropov writes, "You appeal to the audience for adjudication.
They are the disinterested judge."

I gather that Brandon and I have different definitions of "disinterest."
And I don't mean "uninterest." How an auditor (of any kind) can be
disinterested? The auditor has invested time and money, and once you've
put time and money on the line, you are interested -- I think. You are
involved.

In fact, the very concept of "disinterested viewer" is open to challenge
and doubt.

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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