Slings and Arrows: Season 3:06 “The Promised End”

“I could have done this all summer.” – Ellen  “Me, too.” – Barbara There’s a boatload of quotes in this episode, about finality, theatre, art, redemption, transience, and all sorts of beautiful concepts, and I had a harder than usual time picking one. After all, this is it, the last time I do this! I […]

Slings and Arrows: Season 3:05 “All Blessed Secrets”

Geoffrey: “Lear loses everything…and it is only when he is all alone, naked in a storm, that he is able to find…” Oliver: “His dignity.” The thing about rock bottom is this…it’s always far below where you thought it was. Secrets are seeping out all over the place around the companies of King Lear and […]

Slings and Arrows: Season 3:04 “Every Inch a King”

“At the end of it all, you’ve got to have some spectacular cock-ups, because THEN, you’ll have stories…and you’ll have had a life.” – Cyril It’s a long way to rock-bottom, isn’t it?

Slings and Arrows: Season 3:03 “That Way Madness Lies”

“Charles has run raving into the storm. The irony is breathtaking!” – Oliver Every week, Slings and Arrows pulls a quote from the play it’s focusing on that season to reflect the themes of that episode. Here, at the episode 3 “tipping point” of the six-episode, “That Way Madness Lies” proves to be more on-the-nose literal […]

Slings and Arrows: 3:02 “Vex Not His Ghost”

“Is work enough, or is there something more?” – Father McTeague

Slings and Arrows: Season 3:01 “Divided Kingdom”

“Some people don’t handle success very well.” – Anna Anybody else smell the dread in the air?

Slings and Arrows: Season 2:06 “Birnam Wood”

“Between me and the ape pacing over there, which one of us is actually thinking about THIS PLAY?” – Geoffrey

Slings and Arrows: Season 2:05 “Steeped in Blood”

“All you really have to do is connect. With the other actors. Live moment to moment; that’s exactly how Macbeth is living.” – Geoffrey

Slings and Arrows: Season 2:04 “Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair”

Geoffrey: “Henry, just a quick note before you go back out… you’re fired.” Henry: “On what basis?” Geoffrey: “Well, I could just say that I don’t like you, but that isn’t really specific enough and this is all about specifics, isn’t it? So, the truth is, I don’t like you, and I don’t like your […]

Slings and Arrows: Season 2:03: “Rarer Monsters”

“Theatre is a war…the actors are the ones on the front line.” – Ellen

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