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These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty

I like to play games with my family at the dinner table. Sometimes it’s Mad Libs or the telephone game. Sometimes we make up our own. The latest is called “These Pretzels are Making Me Thirsty.” It’s based on a book I recently read called Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus. Here’s […]

Art

Respect for Acting

I’ve never tried acting, but lately I’ve become curious about how it’s done. I just finished reading Respect for Acting, by Uta Hagen. This is one of those seminal works that is recommended to young actors, particularly those working in the theater. The actions of human beings are governed, more […]

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Dick Dale

I’ve been performing since 1955. I’m going to have to keep performing till I die because I’m not going to die in some rocking chair with a big ol’ beer belly. Dick Dale (1937-2019)