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Four Things About Thornton Wilder

It’s his birthday today. 1. Peter Hunt (once Executive and Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival) relates a story about Thornton Wilder and Nikos Psacharopoulos (founder of Williamstown). Peter Hunt: Directing is sometimes doing nothing, sometimes dowin more than … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 16: “Shadow”

Directed by Kim Manners Written by Eric Kripke “Sam, this is bigger than you think.” – John Winchester said. I’ll say. Shadow is one of the rare urban-setting episodes, which always seems to bring out interesting romantic things in the … Continue reading

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“a fatally mistaken premise”

Now I like Thornton Wilder a lot (not only because of Our Town and all the others, but because of this and also this anecdote – which should be memorized by every actor/director planning on doing Our Town, because THAT … Continue reading

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Acting Chekhov: “Don’t be afraid to say you’re wrong.”

Excerpt from The Actor’s Chekhov: Nikos Psacharopoulos and the Company of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, on the Plays of Anton Chekhov: Interview with PETER HUNT: When you hit your head on a wall, back up and go another direction. Don’t … Continue reading

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“an old man”

I was an old man when I was 12; and now I am an old man, and it’s splendid. — Thornton Wilder on his 70th birthday

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