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Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« on: September 29, 2010, 09:10:52 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre (You really don't need the wikipedia article for this one, but I felt like posting it anyway.)

Ah, the stage. So empty, yet so full. So big, yet so small. So sincere, yet so easy to type a whole bunch of really pretentious parallel clauses about.

But that aside, watching live theater in person (or participating in it) can actually be an amazingly fun and exhilarating experience if it's done well.
Mind you the majority of my theatrical experience has been with watching or participating in High School and University productions, but it always feels special whenever I can get close to it in any capacity (professional or otherwise).

So, anybody have any favorite plays/stage productions? Favorite playwrights or performers? Productions they want to see? Productions they've worked on?
(Musicals count too)
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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 09:17:31 pm »
I'm taking the girlfriend to see the Melbourne production of Marry Poppins in a little over 2 weeks time. Bought the tickets about a month ago was a little suprised how long we had to wait to get tickets that were half way decent let alone sitting together. Would have been another month to get anything better than we had.

Anyone else seen the stage show of it? I was a little tempted when I was in NY a bit over a year ago but decided to see the Lion King instead. It was so much easier on Broadway to walk up the box office the morning before and purchase some tickets that way.

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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 09:20:45 pm »
Most of my drama class is doing a production of King Lear. I would be doing such too if I wasn't so damn lazy.I missed the auditions. :(

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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 02:15:14 am »
Let's see, I've done Oh What a Lovely War, Oliver! and West Side Story

For 6th Form Theatre we had to read and perform a bit of Doll's House and Blood Wedding. Plus I've seen a few plays.

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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 02:27:13 am »
I did The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 my junior year in school. I played Patrick O'Reilly and had a blast doing it.

My favorite play though would have to be Twelve Angry Men, or The Odd Couple.
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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 04:58:57 am »
I saw Waiting for Godot when the production with (sir) Ian McKellen in it came through town. I thought Roger Rees played a good part but I can only imagine what it must've been like with McKellen and Patrick Stewart as it was a year ago...I think it's the sort of play that only draws you in with a good cast, but if you have the chance to see this particular production, you don't need my recommendation, you can listen to the critics.
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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 05:33:18 am »
Waiting for Godot with Magneto and Professor X how can you pass that up?

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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 06:05:16 am »
My friend went to see that.

I told him to say the following line at some point: "Godot is never late, he arrives precisely when he means to."
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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 06:28:41 am »
Urine Town. A play for the TvTropes Generation if there ever was one.

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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010, 07:27:56 am »
Hamlet. In Klingon.
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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2010, 08:47:17 am »
Klingon Hamlet sounds reasonable enough, it seems like a story prone to happen in the empire...
Does any one of you know "The Merchant of Venice"?
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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2010, 10:03:28 am »
My God, am I obsessed with Little Shop of Horrors.  Got me into theatre.  I've seen it thrice, in two different theatres.  I already am planning to see a production in 2011.  Just... awesome.  Way better than the movie they released, too.  I wish they'd readd some of the deleted songs like We'll Have Tomorrow though.
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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 10:03:59 am »
I've teched a couple of theatre productions, but I'm not that into it myself, save for some Shakespeare.

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Re: Could we converse on Theatre? Perhaps? Let us do so.
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2010, 10:39:52 am »
In Star Trek canon, Shakespeare is actually Klingon.