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The Best Actors of All Time

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Who are the best actors of all time? Well, it’s hard to say. How would you judge what constitutes the best? Skill? Influence? Fame? Art is after all, subjective, and the art of acting is...

How to Work on Playing Status as an Actor

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Status is something that is present in every human interaction, yet often ignored in our acting work. Understanding status and being able to effectively integrate this concept into your acting process is very powerful. Each...

Mental Health for Actors

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Physical and mental health affect our sense of wellbeing, and our wellbeing affects our physical and mental health for work. Health and wellbeing are holistic aspects of a person’s lifestyle–they affect how we feel and...

Ten Tips for Touring Actors

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So, you’ve just been cast in a touring production! Congratulations! However, with great distances comes great responsibility… and some sacrifices too. We’ve compiled a list of touring survival tips for you to use to as...

The Winter’s Tale

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The Winter’s Tale is often an underestimated play in Shakespeare’s canon. However, I believe this intriguing work is definitely worth exploring. The Winter’s Tale often referred to as one of the Bard’s problem plays, as it...

King John

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King John is often the forgotten Shakespeare play, believed to have been written sometime around the mid 1590’s, and based on true events. At its core, Shakespeare’s King John is a play about identity, loyalty,...

Five Essential Books on Acting Shakespeare

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Playwright Tom Stoppard, after seeing the actor Simon Russell Beale in The Winter’s Tale, astutely said to him, “Shakespeare exercises all your muscles—doesn’t he.” That might sound daunting to some actors, and I’ve known a...