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 […]
“Theatre is a war…the actors are the ones on the front line.” – Ellen
Henry: “‘It is the bloody business which informs. Thus to mine eyes.’ Now, shall we get along with our own ‘bloody business’?” (company laughs) Oliver: “He’s gotten better with age.” Geoffrey: “Fuck you.”
Geoffrey: “Actors should be frightened for their lives…that’s when they do their best work.” Richard: “Really? That’s just like normal people!”
Geoffrey: “Critics are gonna murder us. Jack’s an American movie star, that’s all they care about, right?” Richard: “They can’t ignore what happened on this stage tonight!” Geoffrey: “What did happen, exactly?” Richard: “I…I don’t know! This is all new to me!” Geoffrey: “Then please, join us again! We do eight shows a week, matinees […]
“There is one thing…I just happen to believe this play is the single greatest achievement in Western art. We’ve got that going for us.” – Geoffrey
May: “Geoffrey just fired Darren.” Anna: “Oh God. I have such mixed feelings about that.”
“Actors! You’re all the same! You’re all a bunch of selfish, whiny children! Well fuck you all! Fuck off, you fuckers!” – Maria
Nahum: “Oliver Welles…he died last night.” Kate: “So I’m not fired?” (a moment of genuine grief and processing by Kate) Kate: “So what’s going to happen to Hamlet?” Nahum: “Hamlet will be Hamlet…an ineffable tragedy of the human spirit that still resonates even today.”
Michael Kantor’s documentary, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, examines the extent to which the Broadway musical has been essentially a Jewish creation. It is a loving tribute to a heritage for which all the world should be grateful given the dozens of well known and indeed hundreds if not thousands of lesser known Jewish composers […]
Introducing the first of our weekly visits to Slings and Arrows, where the travails of doing theatre makes great television. Hope you can watch along with us.
Fans of the hilarious Canadian TV series Slings and Arrows will be relieved to know that Netflix, which had planned to sunset it on June 1, has responded to howls of protest – including ours – and renewed the show for another year.