One of this blog’s followers pointed out to me recently that it has been quite some time since I posted anything. Which I know. Various life events have taken me away from it, for SUCH a long period of time that I find that WordPress has dramatically changed how things look and behave, and I’m going to have to get to know it again!
For instance, it is currently telling me to “type /” to choose a block. Which would be fine if I had any idea what a block is . . .
But blogs, like theater, are always evolving and there are always things to learn.
Among the other things taking me away from this blog have been directing and playwrighting. Now, interestingly, both have provided me with fodder for new blog posts about acting, and I SWEAR I wrote those ideas down somewhere, but that list is not filed under the name “ideas” or “blog”, which you would think they would be. But not to worry! I trust that once I get back in the groove, those ideas will come flooding back. In the meantime, I found 5 posts half-written on WordPress, as well as a number of others in my ancient document of things to be posted, which was the long queue I used to make sure I didn’t lose sight of great ideas.
Among the 5 pending ones are: Who’s Right? The Director or the Actor? [Now THERE’S a post apt to stir up some controversy!]; Sometimes There Is No Subtext; Auditions and Adjustments; and Playing a Farce, Part 2.
I’d forgotten that I’d written Playing a Farce, Part 1, which was the result of my directing “Boeing Boeing”. I had all kinds of post ideas from that show, and I will endeavor to resurrect them.
But I suspect my next post will be “How Fast is Too Fast?”, which is my latest epiphany, a product of both my directing and writing. I hope you will find it to be as useful as I have. (And actually, it’s right in line with the farce posts!)
In the meantime, I’m going to try to figure out how to do bullet points and italics in the “new” WordPress . . .
It’s good to be back.