SF/F legend Connie Willis pours a preview of a near-future version of the story of backstage back-stabbing, " All About Eve" with "All About Emily
" for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
The BBC put together a series of television commentaries from Orson Welles, "Orson Wells' Sketchbook" none of which need more than his then slightly unfamiliar face (without, he underscores, the usual false nose he wears for roles), his unmistakable voice, and his illustrations — taken, literally, from his sketchbook.
In these six fifteen-minute broadcasts, which originally aired in 1955, Welles talks about not just the inauspicious beginnings of his illustrious working life but his experiences with the critics, the police, John Barrymore and Harry Houdini, the infamous radio production of War of the Worlds , and bullfighting Playlist here.
The Tony Awards' 2012 Opening Number - What If Life Were More Like Theater?
- with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Amanda Seyfried, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Stars of the Edwardian Stage
is a compendium of the beauties that have graced English theatres. [more inside]
The Ingmar Bergman
site is now available in English. I find the 'Universe'
section (examining repeated themes) is particularly interesting.
America's First Superstar.
He was the highest paid actor in the world, beloved by fans so passionate about his performances that a riot (23 people killed, more than a hundred wounded) ensued
when a rival
dared to perform the role that had made him famous. He enjoyed all the trappings
of a superstar's life: portraits
taken by America's most famous photographer, a large mansion
(now a historic landmark), and of course a scandalous divorce trial
He was also one of the most prominent book collectors
in the country. Edwin Forrest
was born 200 years ago