TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1964, John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet on Broadway, which will go on to a run of 137 performances. The cast also includes Hume Cronyn as Polonius, Alfred Drake as Claudius, Eileen Herlie as Gertrude, John Cullum as Laertes, and Gielgud himself as the voice of the Ghost.
April 1, 2014
Central Park - The Ramble & The Lake
Decide you must, how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could; but you would destroy all for which they have fought, and suffered.
Yoda is just wrong about everything, isn’t he?
He’s not as big a fuck-up as Obi-Wan, who’s wrong about everything except for “turn off your tracking computer”.
Archaeologists and forensic scientists who have examined 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago believe they have uncovered the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.
Analysis of the bodies and of wills…
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
Questions to ask: How’s it watched? What’s it for?
A video work sample is a tool you should probably have if you create work in the performing arts. Many grant applications and festival submissions require it, or even if they don’t, your application still may need one in order to be competitive. Take a look at the choreographers, theater and performance artists who are getting funded and programmed, and you’ll see that they have video: probably lots of it, probably well filmed.
Boss Bitch: WeTheUrban Certified! 21 year old photography major, Lindsay Bottos, has turned cruel, anonymous messages that she received on Tumblr ‘selfies’ into an art project.
The project calls attention to the harsh words people feel emboldened to say about others - especially women - in an online environment, things that they would most likely never say to someone’s face.
Anti-government demonstrations in Ukraine took a deadly turn yesterday, with at least two protesters killed by gunshots. Government forces appear to be doubling down on recently-passed anti-protest legislation, increasing the level of response, even sending ominous area-wide text messages to protesters informing them that “you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.” The pro-European demonstrators also increased their attacks on riot police in Kiev, bringing in a homemade trebuchet, fireworks, and crates full of Molotov cocktails. Also, see earlier entry: Renewed Protest in Ukraine.