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|Posted: Wed Apr 20th, 2016 05:46 am||
in media res
I took it literally about knowing personally playwrights who could help.
The link is an excellent start!
Nothing like reading The Masters.
Personally, I think Farce is the most difficult to write.
And the most difficult to act. It is a very fine line to get it right.
People often think of Farce as BROAD AND OVER THE TOP ACTING.
FARCE is not a BROOOOAAAAD acting style. It is the content that must be be highlghted and exploited for meaning. Farce is far more subtle than people think.
A director once said it perfectly after a performance by a young actor years ago having witnessed that young actor in a show.
He said, "Just because the audience laughs heartily, doesn't mean it is Farce or Comedy well-done. There is a difference in tone between Comedy, Clown, Farce and...Bad Taste. And...you can't teach Taste."
And the actor he was talking about was...ME!!!!
The Director was "Born in a Trunk" and perfomring and touring Ibsen at 9 with his father. I was soooo blessed to study under him. His name was Mario Siletti.
I am grateful to this day to Mario.
Since then...I have seen the subtle wonders of Joe Orton and others decimated by bad productions.
God Bless you Mario.
My Humble Best,