Monday, March 16, 2015

Blow, storm

This is an interesting bit about staging Shakespeare. What I like about it is the way the stagehands describe their art. Their job is to conjure a storm, and part of the art is to leave leave space for the actors and the audience. Another part of the art is to leave aural room, that is, to leave space for the storm to grow. This reminds me of Jelly Roll Morton admonition not to fill the glass full. If you fill it full, you cant add more. Works across all of the arts. - Jack Vaughan

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