Monday 11th January 2016. I woke to the news that David Bowie had died. To avoid being overwhelmed with sadness and mainly to try to console my lover, who is a great fan of both Bowie and Laurel and Hardy, I made a mash-up tribute video – and posted a link on Facebook, thinking that […]
Seeing Marcel Marceau close up, teaching at his school in Paris, was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. Marceau was an iconic figure, who can be credited with single-handedly reviving and elevating the art of mime to a new level of popular recognition in the twentieth century through his extensive international touring, […]
One exercise I sometimes include in my workshops involves one student reading a speech, while another finds gestures to go with it. It’s a slightly artificial exercise, as the sheer amount of gesticulating which results is way more than even I would use in performance, but it does help illustrate and exercise the connection between […]
“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!”
Dustin Hoffman reveals the truth about the famous Olivier ‘try acting’ quote and movingly describes their last meeting.