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"The Play's The Thing" - a theatre thread


#121

On any other week, I might politely decline, but as I am on holiday next week -

I ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE.

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?


#122

Quiet please, some of us are reading.


#123

AWESOME!!!

MILLARWORLDERS!!! ANY AND ALL OF YOU CAN GET IN ON THIS!!!

SO THAT EVERBODY CAN HEAR US!!!


#124

Alack tis he! Crown’d with rank fumiter and furrow weeds. With hardocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo flowers, darnel and all the idle weeds that grow.


#125

#126

Damn, the week has come and gone and I hadn’t realised it. But I am pretty much ready. Just need to record it… I first tried to use a facebook filter for one, but you can only film a few seconds. So unfortunately, it’s only a very quick one of Aquaman doing Hamlet’s soliloquy and the rest will be me.


#127

Oh fiddlesticks…

I had completely forgotten about this.

Okay…I am just in from a small village fair in County Wicklow (it was raining…a lot). I am going get myself warmed up and then attempt to relearn the soliloquoy.

Edit: In the interim…here is someone doing it in the original Klingon… :wink:

And who can forget this classic performance?


#128

Shit, like five attempts and I still messed up some of the lines. Ah well. It’ll have to do.

I filmed it as proof I’m not reading it off anything (not that you’d have to do the same, Simon, I just wanted to make it more interesting for myself really). So, prepare for Hamlet’s soliloquy with a German accent (and a few textual mistakes, ahem):


#129

He wasn’t reading it off anything, Simon: a little birdie just off-camera was feeding him all the lines!

A standing ovation for Christian. I for one am very impressed. My German comprehension is better than I ever dreamed.

And I really can’t wait to see Justice League now. :stuck_out_tongue:

Seriously, that was great. Thank you. :slight_smile:

Now when do we get to see the rest? You and Simon could easily perform all the parts between the pair of you.


#130

I was an actor in high school. Took me forever to learn lines. I last acted in college, for a class. I finally made it all the way through Monty Python’s “Argument Sketch” the day we performed. The rest of the cast (and the director, I think) wanted to use British accents, but I stuck with American. Surprised everyone, too, I think, when I wore glasses instead of contacts for it, because they had never seen me with them. I was going for nebbish.


#131

That was fantastic Christian…I am really, really impressed. The gave the words such meaning.

Okay… Geez, you have raised the bar. I spent a chunk of yesterday memorising the lines…I’m not there yet, but I will get there.


#132

Are you there yet?


#133

Thanks, Simon, and Bernadette!

It was fun to finally memorise the whole of that soliloquy. And I do love trying to figure out which way to go with these. In our drama class in school, I also make the pupils act out monologues, as it’s such a great training in order to figure out how to stage a text and what to do with yourself while you’re performing it.


#134

We have visitors at the moment. So I have only managed to memorize about half of it. :grimacing:


#135

Whedonesque Shakespeare reading with the visitors in the garden.

Sorted. :smile:


#136

Not with my in-laws :disappointed:


#137

Maybe they could play the part of the trees?


#138

Bravo Christian :clap:

Seriously dude, that was heartfelt. And don’t worry about the accent, it was fine. I might be English, but my Black Country dialect can border on goobledegook.

I played Scrooge when I was 10 and McDuff at 12, but my confidence left me about then, and has decreased in the intervening 41 years. I would love to have a go at this, but it would be a memory test, not acting like that.


#139

Are you there yet? :slight_smile:


#140

I have had a very trying week dealing with passive aggressive inlaws and a three year old who has never heard the word No.

So the answer is not just yet. :wink: