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More info from Roundabout about #LLLPlay #richardarmitage [spoilers]

Here. Question is: why are they posting this in the last two weeks of the production? Would have been more helpful two months ago. 285 more words

Richard Armitage

#LLLPlay and “abusive laughter,” act 3: Editorial comment #richardarmitage [spoilers]

Continued from here (performance description) or here (previous editorial interjection — be aware of commentary on my use the term “abusive laughter” there).


It’s a huge generalization, of course, but many spectators who saw this production of this play whose reactions I’ve heard or read (apart from those of theater critics) indicated that Acts One and Two were more successful than Act Three. 3,743 more words

Richard Armitage

There are no rules, only examples

Famous Australian playwright, Michael Gow, once said in an extraordinary writer’s workshop given at JUTE that “there are no rules, only examples”.  I cannot recall if he was saying something brilliantly original, or quoting someone else who is awesome. 518 more words


Not working with the eye without the ear… – HENRY V, II ii

As I get back into the dramaturgical swing of things, for anyone interested (to be honest I have no idea at all whether that person exists, but when I look the nonsense, a disheartening amount of which skews toward evil, that gets published online, this bit of self-interested typography-based beigeness isn’t going to be the last straw that makes everyone pick up and leave the blogosphere (would that it were)), I’m going to lay out here how I put together the script editions I’ve been doing for the last couple of years. 1,127 more words

Checklist for a Good Idea

“Where do you get all your ideas?” some people ask of writers as if there is some secret trick of the trade. That’s like saying to an actor, “I don’t know how you remember all those lines!” There is no trick. 304 more words


Irwin Shaw

There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough. ― Irwin Shaw, … 8 more words


T.S. Eliot

Can we only love
Something created in our own imaginations?
Are we all in fact unloving and unlovable?
Then one is alone, and if one is alone… 47 more words