OLDSOULS

"I think you find what’s happening under the words. The story that is not in the words. You have to dig out the events beneathe them. You have to find the events, and when you find the events, you have to make them clear, through and in addition to the words that they speak. And plays, especially great plays, yeild their secrets over a long period of time. You can’t read it three times and say, “Okay, I got it. I know what’s happening.” And that’s the great excitement."

Mike Nichols on Directing

Go Away

"The aching sobs for dead loved ones are the worst pain to bear. The breaking, shattering of all that once was between two living beings, gone, never to return, causing a weeping only the gods who created it should experience, the acceptance of nonentity."

Modoc, Ralph Helfer

"Well perhaps—given the times—people don’t want to be shown their souls."

Equivocation, Bill Cain

"You will be left. You will be the measure of all things. People will go to your plays as they used to go to church. Reverently. And they will leave exactly as they went in, unchanged but feeling somehow improved. Have you ever looked at one of your audiences? You make them happy, but not so happy as to make them reject their unhappiness. You make them angry, but not so angry as to inspire action. You reduce all of reality to spectacle, making action unneccessary, even impossible…You are the perfect civic religion. You work will outlast the Bible —which it resembles—but you improved on it."

Equivocation, Bill Cain

"God’s truest name is I AM. Each time an actor steps out on a stage, his very being proclaims “I am.” They (the audience) with us, for a moment, remember that THEY ARE."

Equivocation, Bill Cain

"I live for the day when an actor can walk on stage, stand stock still and have anaudience applaud in sheer wonder that —in spite of plague, politics, and the foolishness of this age— this thing has managed to stay alive."

Equivocation, Bill Cain

ohonestly:

i’ve been a fan of austin kleon’s work for a few years now, and i was eager to get my hands on his latest book, “steal like an artist”. billed as a “manifesto for creativity in the digital age”, it’s chock full of great quotes, illustrations, and advice on how to follow your interests and embrace your influences. and though the title says “artist”, the material inside is applicable to any medium. it’s perfect for creatively-frustrated creative types (which i know many of you are), and i loved it so much that i want to give you a copy!

what you’ll get


  your very own copy of austin kleon’s “steal like an artist”, shipped anywhere in the world, at no cost to you.


the rules


  you have until may 1st to enter.
  every reblog is considered one entry (likes don’t count, nor do replies).
  i’ll use random.org to choose three winners.
  keep your inbox open so i can notify you if you win. if a winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours, a new one will be chosen.


good luck!

p.s. if giveaways aren’t your thing, you can always pick up a copy on amazon.
p.p.s. this giveaway is not affiliated with or endorsed by tumblr or my employer, new york media.

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ohonestly:

i’ve been a fan of austin kleon’s work for a few years now, and i was eager to get my hands on his latest book, “steal like an artist”. billed as a “manifesto for creativity in the digital age”, it’s chock full of great quotes, illustrations, and advice on how to follow your interests and embrace your influences. and though the title says “artist”, the material inside is applicable to any medium. it’s perfect for creatively-frustrated creative types (which i know many of you are), and i loved it so much that i want to give you a copy!

what you’ll get

your very own copy of austin kleon’s “steal like an artist”, shipped anywhere in the world, at no cost to you.

the rules

you have until may 1st to enter.
every reblog is considered one entry (likes don’t count, nor do replies).
i’ll use random.org to choose three winners.
keep your inbox open so i can notify you if you win. if a winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours, a new one will be chosen.

good luck!

p.s. if giveaways aren’t your thing, you can always pick up a copy on amazon.
p.p.s. this giveaway is not affiliated with or endorsed by tumblr or my employer, new york media.

gypsy-weed:

yes. yes. yes. 

Reblogged from lostinthewoods

gypsy-weed:

yes. yes. yes. 

(Source: betog)

  • INTERVIEWER
  • You were particularly drawn to tragedy, then?
  • MILLER
  • It seemed to me the only form there was. The rest of it was all either attempts at it, or escapes from it. But tragedy was the basic pillar.

"I think I reserve for plays those things that take a kind of excruciating effort. What comes easier goes into a short story."

Arthur Miller

"There’s nothing like death. Dying isn’t like it, you know. There’s no substitute for the impact on the mind of the spectacle of death. And there is no possibility, it seems to me, of speaking of tragedy without it. Because if the total demise of the person we watch for two or three hours doesn’t occur, if he just walks away, no matter how damaged, no matter how much he suffers—"

Arthur Miller

"May you say the things I have tried to say long after I am not there to say them."

Geoffrey Bach Smith