I've been thinking about my realisation from yesterday and I've got some more: That's what we're watching when we watch acting. People looking like they are thinking that they are somewhere doing something, when actually they are on a stage, or a film set or whatever. Our participation in that deception, that game, is the thrill. "He looks like..." In other words, I have observed, we are observing. "...he really is thinking..." doesn't mean he is thinking this, only that it looks like he is. In other words it's our interpretation. "...that he's in a garden." doesn't mean he is in a garden, but that he thinks he's in a garden. But it doesn't mean he is mad. Or that he looks like he's mad. Nor
Just been auditioning people - lots of people - and realised that my old mantra of "Head-body-feet" is wrong. It should be "feet body head". Movements begin in the feet, develop into feelings in the body, and finally become thoughts in the head.
It looks like it's official - Blind Summit's Le Rossignol, made in Bregenz in 2014, directed by Mark, will be revived at WNO in 2020 in a double bill with Bluebeard starring Bryn Terfel and directed by David Pountney. We're dusting off the puppets... CLICK FOR MORE ABOUT WNO's 2019-20 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT