Are you talking about that abortive interview with Helen Razer? Wow,
was that awful!
Boy, did she deserve what she got!
Berkoff, mind you, is in a class of his own.
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Caleb Cluff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Agreed. Some of the most intuitive and intelligent people I've worked with.
> Having just heard Steven Berkoff dismember an ABC colleague for a frankly
> gauche attempt at a humourous interview. (Search for it online. It's a
> salient lesson.)
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Alison Croggon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> It's a horrible job in terms of security. I know lots of actors, some
>> I count among my dearest friends, and the best of them are very
>> charming and intelligent human beings. Often surprisingly shy and
>> bookish, and always specialists in black humour. The cliches about
>> "luvvies" or actors being narcissistic or ego-driven or lacking
>> personality - I remember that Harlan Ellison story - doesn't hold with
>> the serious artists among them, of which there are more than a few.
>> (If they don't have a self to perform with, what do they perform? A
>> good actor needs to understand quite a lot of humbling things about
>> him or herself, including how to confront and cope with failure, which
>> is inescapable on a stage). There's far more egomania among poets,
>> take it from me!
>> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 9:57 AM, Sally Evans <[log in to unmask]>
>> > yes actors can be most insecure and odd when they dont have roles to
>> > We were very close to John Cargill Thompson an actor-playwright, we
>> > published many books of his plays and yes, that does give an insight into
>> > that world.
>> > http://www.poetryscotland.co.uk
>> > http://groups.msn.com/desktopsallye
>> > http://www.myspace.com/poetsallyevans
>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Bircumshaw"
>> > <[log in to unmask]>
>> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 3:20 PM
>> > Subject: Re: The Globe
>> >> Good Lord! I haven't peeked in here for a day or two and I find all
>> >> this. Marvellous.
>> >> The only mystery about Shakespeare is that he was an actor (and
>> >> sometimes an act-or). I think the closest you can get to him is to
>> >> read biographies of Olivier or Alec Guinness, in that when they
>> >> weren't playing roles they were like nobody, as if they had no
>> >> personality of their own.
>> >> --
>> >> David Bircumshaw
>> >> Website and A Chide's Alphabet
>> >> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/david.bircumshaw/
>> >> The Animal Subsides http://www.arrowheadpress.co.uk/books/animal.html
>> >> Leicester Poetry Society: http://www.poetryleicester.co.uk
>> Editor, Masthead: http://www.masthead.net.au
>> Blog: http://theatrenotes.blogspot.com
>> Home page: http://www.alisoncroggon.com
Editor, Masthead: http://www.masthead.net.au
Home page: http://www.alisoncroggon.com