Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth: the Golden Age’

Crunch Time! The Mad Juana Shows her Strings…

November 12, 2007

A Bunraku puppetMy lack of writing again falls upon the fact that I have two and a half weeks until the opening of my next show, and this just after spending the last four months rehearsing and performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, which while I have to admit isn’t my favorite Shakespeare, became one of my favorite shows performed in awhile; the way in which it was presented tickled my personlaity (the trailer I cut for that can be found on an earlier blog here.)

Now, to say that I play the Marquis of Denia in the newest show at Write Act Repertory Theatre Company presenting the mad Queen of Spain, Juana, as not so mad, but manipulated, is an almost truth. To say that I will present a performance might be more appropriate. I’ve been lucky in the past to work as an actor in many different capacities. I’ve performed as Charlie Chaplin in staged presentations that I’ve written and directed to much laughter, and tinkered with mask performing which is simply put another form of pantomime only you allow the posture of your body and style of movement to accentuate the emotion on the mask, at times allowing the tilt of the still face to bring forth another emotion, called a “swing”. This time though I will be working with life sized puppets. Bunraku is the style with which we will performing. At a site called japanzone.com they describe Baunraku as this: (more…)

“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”: goes for bronze

October 16, 2007

elizabeth

The follow up to the brilliant 1998 film Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age doesn’t take place so much during the Golden Age of her reign, but during the moments leading directly up to it, or at least it felt that way. And if you’ve seen the first film recently not only is the plot given in the final moments of the film just before the credits but so to is the outcome of the plot, so there are fewer surprises now. In fact, and unfortunately, there’s little to be surprised about in this new undertaking.

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