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Writing tagged Acting

  1. w/e 14 October 2018

    ‘Can You Feel It’ and some re-discovered house music; ‘A Star is Born’, ‘Phonogram: The Singles Club’; an acting class; ‘Killing Eve’; and Mark Kozelek at Union Chapel.

  2. w/e 30 September 2018

    My first paid acting work; ‘17c’ at the Old Vic; ‘Trust’; and Mastodon compared to Twitter.

  3. w/e 29 July 2018

    ‘Wolf Hall’ and realistic plays, ‘Brighton Rock’, Jenny Holzer, weeknotes.

  4. w/e 8 July 2018

    Ellsworth Kelly’s photographs; writing and filming a scene for my showreel; more Ask MeFi questions; and a happy video.

  5. ‘The Actor’s Art and Craft’ by William Esper and Damon DiMarco

    My notes on the book that recounts a year’s worth of Esper teaching his variation of the Meisner acting technique.

  6. f/e 18 March 2018

    Trying to combine two kinds of acting, and ‘Transparent’.

  7. w/e 11 February 2018

    More acting classes, part-way through another laborious personal project, season six of ‘Spiral’, and episode recaps.

  8. f/e 21 Jan 2018

    Two plays, season one of ‘Justified’, a new term of acting classes, and a “workshop”.

  9. w/e 17 December 2017

    This week, double acting and sort-of-finishing some code.

  10. w/e 26 November 2017

    A good mixture of acting stuff and web stuff this week.

  11. w/e 5 November 2017

    This week I spent four hours each weekday exploring how to adapt a classic play, to set it in modern-day England.

  12. Selective Listening

    I had a scene in a film which you can now view online for free.

  13. Failing and trying and failing and trying again

    I’ve started doing some acting classes again, after about eight years of no acting.

  14. Teaching web development to design students

    What I taught to students at Goldsmiths and how it went.

  15. Collective specular sodomy

    Thinking about how giving and accepting criticism is common in creative writing, design and acting courses, but less so in the workplace.

  16. Flexible with strong faces

    Examples of odd and interesting casting calls sent out for adverts.

  17. How’s the acting going?

    More than a year on, people still keep asking me this. Short answer: “It’s not.” But that’s fine.

  18. Email improvisation

    Guidelines for successful improvisation, whether on stage or on a mailing list about an imaginary office.

  19. PhilipGyford.com

    I’ve set up a new website for me as an actor.

  20. Love and hate

    My time at LISPA is over and while it’s been good, it’s too soon to know just how I’ve changed.

  21. Now and Then

    How we went about creating my final project, a short piece of theatre about the start and end of a relationship.

  22. The director’s vision

    I was in three people’s final projects: a brief clown, father of a girl who grows wings, and the element Polonium killing Marie Curie.

  23. Fight Test

    I’ve finished the stage combat course I started last year, and passed the Fight Performance Test.

  24. Telling each other what to do

    The final phase of the course, our final personal projects, a transition into the real world.

  25. Me at Interesting 2008

    Two little videos of parts of a five minute talk on masks I gave at Interesting 2008 last weekend.