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  1. Young Directors’ Guide to Lighting

    A nice guide by Alex Forey to how theatre directors should work with lighting designers. (via Interconnected)

  2. Crotch Shots Galore | by Joan Acocella | The New York Review of Books

    I don’t know much about the history of musicals or Bob Fosse and this was an interesting read.

  3. How did you find your passion? - career work motivation | Ask MetaFilter

    A great answer (from 2008) that’s realistic and emphasises that you don’t need to (sometimes shouldn’t) turn your passion, if you even have one, into your career.

  4. A breach of trust |

    On the mistakes of a small theatre company. “There’s a big difference between pushing boundaries artistically … and pushing boundaries ethically.” (via @alexforey)

  5. 39 ways to save on theatre tickets - London Undiscovered

    Surprisingly, a not terrible list, with some things I didn’t know about.

  6. ‘Once you can handle the insults, you begin’: inside Philippe Gaulier’s clown school | Stage | The Guardian

    Lots of good nuggets about what it means to be on stage. And Gaulier’s manner sounds very like that of a teacher I had years ago, who was great.

  7. Hysteria (1/2) - YouTube

    It’s not seen at its best in this video, but this is one of my favourite ever pieces of theatre.

  8. Pepys’ Shows: Samuel Pepys’ Theatre Reviews

    The remarkable Matthew Somerville and Clare Lovell made a lovely little thing at Culture Hack Day: a random review of a play as seen by Samuel Pepys, also linking to Theatricalia.

  9. In which Phil uses his loaf for once « West End Whingers

    (A different Phil.) The National Theatre made out of bread.

  10. Theatricalia

    Matthew Somerville’s new theatre database site. It already features nearly 19,000 productions, and you can add more.

  11. Reduced Circumstances - Current showcase

    Run actors’ showcases at Soho Theatre twice a year.

  12. West End Whingers

    I’m enjoying this blog’s theatre reviews. Intelligent but down to earth and nothing too obscure.

  13. Food Court Musical at Improv Everywhere

    This video makes me all happy. (via Boing Boing)

  14. The Terrific Electric, by Boiler Room for BITE 2007 at the Barbican - a photoset on Flickr

    Photos from the dress rehearsal of the play I enjoyed at the Barbican’s Pit a couple of weeks ago.

  15. Internet Theatre Database

    “Archiving and catalogizing professional theatre.” Yes, “catalogizing.” Looks to be Broadway only at the moment

  16. IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information

    Comprehensive (goes back decades in great detail) but Broadway-only theatre database.


    The “local theater version of”, local being three US cities.

  18. London Theatre Blog

    Looks like good stuff. (via Encore Theatre Magazine)

  19. The Stage | Newsblog | The play(wright)’s the thing….

    About group-devised theatre vs theatre written by a playwright, which made some things floating in my head solidify a bit. (Plus my comment beneath it.)

  20. Aurelian Koch

    This chap teaches one of our classes at LISPA and he showed us some of these photos. Fab costumes and seats made using some interesting materials.

  21. Theatre of All Possibilities - Gallery

    Interesting-looking London/Santa Fe theatre company, and these videos hint at doing interesting things with computer generated stuff.

  22. Improv Everywhere Mission: Slo-Mo Home Depot

    Lots of people go into a store as shoppers and, in unison, all move in slow motion. Shortly after, they all stand motionless, which is even better. (via Kottke)

  23. LRB | David Edgar : Stalking Out

    Review of a John Osborne biography with lots of interesting history about 1950s/60s London theatre, especially ‘Look Back in Anger’, Stratford East, and the Royal Court, and whether theatre was shaken up or not.

  24. Actors & Writers London

    Someone emailed to point me at this and I’ll lose it if I don’t link to it. Fortnightly rehearsed readings of new plays.

  25. London Centre for Theatre Studies

    Year-long, 40 hours per week (over 4 days) acting course for mature students. Sounds very intense.

  26. The Questors Theatre - Acting at the Questors

    “The largest amateur theatre in Europe”

  27. Improbable Show - DEVOTED AND DISGRUNTLED What are we going to do about theatre?

    A friend enthusiastically told me this was a really good event. Certainly lots of discussion there.

  28. London Theatre and Concert Venues: What theatregoers tell you, that box office staff do not.

    Loads of info about shows: reviews and loads of detail about the seats to book or avoid. (via Haddock)

  29. The Stage Online :: Newsblog

    I stumbled across the Stage’s weblog earlier in the week, and it’s very good indeed.

  30. Blogsonstage

    Hosted service for theatre-oriented weblogs. Needs a nicer front-end, but fairly early days.

  31. Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Love letter to Broadway

    Richard Eyre on ‘Guys and Dolls’. I *love* ‘Guys and Dolls’.

  32. Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | The invisible man

    David Nicholls on realising, after eight years as an actor, that he just wasn’t very good.

  33. O, Poor Robinson Crusoe!

    New weblog from London-based playwright Stephen Sharkey.

  34. Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Femme fatale

    I read ‘Hedda Gabler’ recently, and we’re going to see this production in a week or so.

  35. | Love It, Fear It | 2005-01-27

    A play in London with a segment about a Brit finding Houston weird. I’m so going.

  36. Drury Lane, The Producers | London Theatre Guide

    I didn’t laugh much, but worth it for the climax of ‘Springtime for Hitler’ alone.

  37. Theatre notes

    Weblog by an Australian theatre critic.

  38. TheatreVOICE :: opinion, debate, argument, reviews; word of mouth about theatre in London and beyond

    Dumb Flash-heavy theatre site whose content I can’t even be bothered to find.

  39. Encore Theatre Magazine

    Theatre-oriented weblog by a bunch of anonymous “writers, directors, actors, designers, administrators, theatregoers”.

  40. My London life

    Weblog of Paul Miller, theatre director, currently recounting the rehearsals of a play in Tokyo.

  41. City Lit, Ways into text 1, the centre for adult learning

    Currently the most thrilling, satisfying and emotional three hours of my week.

  42. Cityofsound: The Black Rider

    Went to see this last night: excellent. A bit like ‘Shock-headed Peter’ but harder to understand.

  43. Guardian Unlimited | Arts reviews | Oleanna, Garrick, London

    Saw this last night: David Mamet and Julia Stiles… heaven! Although the review’s right about the unfortunate lack of ambiguity.

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