Snippets of information, interviews and articles on acting, actors and the acting craft.


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The DANIEL DAY-LEWIS discusses 'playing with the possibilities' and director Paul Thomas Anderson ... and more.


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Notes from a session to discuss the 'pros and cons' of the Stanislavski process. The session was titled "Stanislavski or Not…" held at the Australian Screen Directors Association craft weekend in Melbourne in conjunction with the National Performers Conference

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excerpt from an article on the Australian play "Cloudstreet"

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An excerpt from an interview discussing "How Stanislavski's Method has survived the changing theatre culture?"

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An excerpt from an interview with Polly Teale who directed The Shared Experience Theatre Company's production of "Jane Eyre".

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Thoughts on acting on a conscious and unconscious level

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excerpt of an interview with Sam Mendes from an article in the Murdoch publication "The Australian" on Saturday January 9th 2000

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Thoughts from Barry Humphries

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Ralph Fiennes as quoted in an interview by Shane Danielsen for "The Weekend Australian"

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Interview with GILLIAN JONES conducted by Margaret Throsby on ABC FM Friday 20th June 2000

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an interview with Nigel Farndale about William Hurt published in Good Weekend, The Age Magazine May 13th 2000

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The monologue contradiction

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Thoughts on "the now"

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comments on Michael Parkinson's interview with Michael Caine in 2000

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Serving the performance - acting and tennis

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Bruce Willis on "Friends"

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Bruce Willis on "Friends" - Observation No. II

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Jack Nicklaus reflects on Tiger Woods - acting and golf

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Thoughts on Radio excerpts of stage productions

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Thoughts on the last episode of "Spin City"

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Getting the balance of all the ingredients of a performance right - the similiarities between acting and dance

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Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer

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Greta Scacchi on working in different mediums

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excerpts from an Antony Hopkins interview

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Comments on an interview with Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Jane Horrocks with Michael Parkinson

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How long does it take?

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Frankie Armstrong singer, social worker and teacher of voice workshops was interviewed on Life Matters by Geraldine Doogue

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Saturday 31st March 2001 on Andrew Ford's "Music Show" (Radio Natonal) two Canadian musicians, Jean Derome and Joane Hetu, were interviewed

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Notes on an interview with JOHN STANTON conducted by Margaret Throsby on ABC FM Monday 21st May 2001

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Surprises: Value of a Good Pair of Underwear

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THOMAS HOLESGROVE was interviewed by The Australian Magazine (June 9 - 10, 2001) about doing what Los Angeles actors call 'suit acting'

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The Age in Melbourne on July 14th 2001 published an article by Arthur Miller, who examined politicians and performance.

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Sam Niell spoke to John Campbell (National Radio NZ) just prior to the release of "Jurassic Park III".

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A handy tip from "Respect for Acting"

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Anthony LaPaglia on the Australian film industry

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comments on an interview with English writer and novelist Fay Weldon in The Age

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Amanda Muggleton was interviewed for the Sunday Age (6th January 2002) by Claire Halliday

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Eric Bana quote

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This January Cate Kennedy won The Age Short Story Award for the second year running.

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Margaret Pomeranz interviewed Cate Blanchett for the "Movie Show" on SBS.

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In an interview printed in The Age, CLIVE OWEN revealed that ...

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Interview with New Zealand actor, Cliff Curtis ("Once Were Warriors")

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Donald Sinden on comedy

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The value of the team

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The tango conversation

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Method is Madness: William H Macy comments on Stanislavski

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Tennis and acting (again) and Judi Dench and Kevin Spacey interview with Michael Parkinson

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Michael Kitchen in "Foyle's War" - making acting simple

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End of year performances: Theatre vs TV from directors' points of view

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Why actors act: Michael Caine in an interview with Michael Parkinson (Pt. I)

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The Value of Experience: Michael Caine in an interview with Michael Parkinson (Pt. II)

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Commentary on The X-Files' simple yet effective performance style

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A useful tip from Martina Navratilova about 'dealing with the moment'.

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Bob Fraser supplies acting advice online. This article from his January '07 newsletter speaks in commonsense terms about the lessons learnt from this years Golden Globe Awards.

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The real experience of being thrown in the deep end as an understudy.



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