Today’s list of wondrous theatre links is brought to you by old Grand Guignol posters.
What happens when you say this about theatre bloggers: “This is a massive generalisation, but a lot of people are not ‘proper writers’. They do not have the intellectual background or historical background or time to know what they are writing about.”
A pretty good argument that theatre needs to de-elitize itself.
Trying to start a theatre company in Tokyo is harder than it seems.
How to survive a bad review
Set Design for Sweeney Todd: A How-to Guide.
What is a minor dramatist? (raises hand)
Did Kit Marlowe fake his death? (umm…no, but there’s still a blog post on it)
How not to piss off the prop team.
Translating Israel’s most important playwright.
When your play is too short.
When water soaks through your notebook
Grants awarded to musical theatre programs hit by natural disasters
When a Facebook post spirals into hate speech and forces a good playwright to resign
University of Texas at Austin has a theatre blog.
How to flesh out a stock character as an actor
The production blog of an English-speaking theatre in Helsinki.
A history of Hemlet in Korean translation.
Does Britain have a problem with European theatre? [Of course they do!]
Seems Australian community theatres also love Neil Simon.
Time to meet playwrights Beaumont, Fletcher and Ford.
A play about six-on-six basketball.
A Finnish dude whose one-man show is all about historical executions
Pretty much the most meta play I’ve heard about all week.
Even theatre directors get executed.
Since we’re coming up on Halloween soon, here’s a ghastly oldie: