David Tennant in Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4-I love this scene because there is so much going on it. I don’t just mean Hamlet’s display of lunacy, but the fact that Horatio and Marcellus have to just sit and listen to him going on about keeping secrets, and swearing oaths, and not even uttering a word about what went on during that night, and to make sure that they don’t think he is mad. And, I am pretty sure those two are like looking at Hamlet like,“You are completely off your rocker. If we didn’t see that ghost of the king earlier as well, we probably call the royal physician on you and have you bled or something.”  

 Also on an acting side note, David Tennant’s range of emotional temperament during this small monologue is just phenomenal because he has to showcase a man who isn’t quite sure if he is losing his mind or not. And all the while he has to make sure that the other two there aren’t going to think that he is crazy even though he frantically trying to get them to swear an oath to him and a ghost. Okay, I will shut up now, sorry, I just really love this Shakespearean play, and David Tennant is just one of the best Hamlets I have seen thus far. And this scene is just one of the many countless reasons why his version of Hamlet is my favorite. 


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anonymous asked:

Hi! Are there any books you recommend for someone wanting to learn more and improve on acting?

  • An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavsky (and the rest of that series!)
  • Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen
  • On Acting by Sanford Meisner
  • Audition by Michael Shurtleff
  • On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov 

These are the huge, foundational books that are vital to our education as actors.  The vocabulary used in these books are used regularly in rehearsal and in the industry, so it’s vital that we know them and are familiar with them!  These authors are HUGE names in this world, and having knowledge of them is incredibly important!

During Krause’s speech in particular, he mentioned many stories about Hall and his family, how they related to each other on set, obstacles in Hall’s life that he has overcome, but kept coming back to the phrase that his friend was just always, “really excited to be here.”

Echoing through the performances and speeches throughout the night was a question I’d asked the honorees previously on the red carpet about what advice they’d give a student studying what they once studied. (…)

For Michael C. Hall, he said it was important to “do your best to be where you are, and not where you hope or plan to be.”


So my sister has released her 3rd episode of her web series, Oddly Audley which she filmed, acted, directed, produced herself. She’s an aspiring actor, and it would be cool if you checked it out.

The series is about a vloger who gets stuck in her room:

First episode description:

Local video blogger Audley Myers finds out she is stuck in her room! who did it?! will she ever get out?! and where is her dino-suit?! tune in to find out.

It might not make sense unless you’ve seen the other two videos:

So watch them here:

Oddly Audley Episode 1

Oddly Audley Episode 2


Orphan Black - 03x06 - Certain Agony Of The Battlefield

The acting on Orphan Black is just superb Tatiana against Tatiana as Beth and Sarah oh the pain in my heart! Such a touching and heart wrenching scene with such emotion! And then Jordan and Tatiana as Felix and Rachel, the pain and brokenness she emits is just beyond me and the desperation in Felix’s asking for information on his sister and his anger! I was in tears for both of these scenes! They are both truly marvelous in these separate, but beautifully heartbreaking scenes!

I thought one’s job as an actor was not to present one’s own boring, small, microscopic universe but to raise and expand your sense of the universe, to make a psychological and empathic connection to another character’s experience so you can play them. So you can present another world to an audience.

Cate Blanchett

(Beautifully said, Ms. Blanchett. I love this woman.)

kljdfmkfdmdjkd it’s so funny how john laughs bitterly in the exact same way both when he’s jealous of sherlock and moriarty together in tgg and when he hears janine calling sherlock ‘sherl’ in hlv

“I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55. It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

Hollywood finds itself under increasing scrutiny in 2015 for failing to represent women fairly on screen and behind the cameras. Read article

Well, it’s not enough to be talented. There’s a lot of talent out
there, but it’s owned by lazy, stupid, or essentially boring
people. You can’t just be talented: You have to be terribly
smart and energetic and ruthless. You also have to become
necessary to people, by working hard and well and bringing
more than your bones and your skin to the project. Don’t just
show up. Transform the work, yourself, and everybody
around you. Be needed. Be interesting. Be something no one
else can be–and consistently.

Katharine Hepburn/Interview with James Grissom/1990