Tag Archives: The Seagull

R.I.P. Olympia Dukakis

Husband and wife Louis Zorich and Olympia Dukakis in The Seagull, Williamstown Theater Festival The first thing I thought of when I heard the sad news of Olympia Dukakis’ passing was her compulsive sighs in her Oscar-winning performance in Moonstruck. … Continue reading

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— Still making my way thru War and Peace, a couple chapters a day. Still only on page 540 … but it’s riveting. It’s not a boring read and even the long sections about the freemasons end up adding to … Continue reading

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Acting Chekhov: “in mourning for my life”

Excerpt from The Actor’s Chekhov: Nikos Psacharopoulos and the Company of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, on the Plays of Anton Chekhov: Olympia Dukakis: I remember my brother and I came to New York when I was in college and saw … Continue reading

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The Seagull

It hurts to read this review of The Seagull and know that I can’t see it. It sounds like a once in a lifetime type production.

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“Here are the plums for the journey.”

An excerpt from an interview with Olympia Dukakis – I absolutely adore this story – I learned a great lesson about tireless script analysis after reading this story the first time – NEVER stop asking questions when you read a … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Seagull” (Anton Chekhov)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: More from my collected plays of Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt. This excerpt is from The Seagull. The Seagull – one of the classic plays about acting and theatre that is out there. Actually, … Continue reading

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