Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Portrait of David Garrick as Hamlet (via philobiblion)
Bust length, forward, facing slightly left. His eyes are wide and staring as though in horror. His hair (wig?) appears to be standing up at rear.
(from Hamlet on the Ramparts)

Shakespeare And the Players (via life in the present)

Shakespeare and the Players is a survey through postcards of the many now unfamiliar English and American actors who played Shakespeare's characters for late Victorian and Edwardian audiences.


Snarkout: The most secret method contains a link-fest of theatrical history and acting from full-sinew'd swordplay to motivated nuance.

Comments: theatrical

On the list of 'Players' there is a link on the bottom for the 'unidentified actor'. When you click on it there is no information. Which begs the philosophical question, 'If a Shakespearean actor is unidentified did he ever exist?'
Posted by Russell Allen at August 12, 2005 09:22 AM

Hmmm... Maybe he or she played the Ghost and had transmogrification issues. A proto-Method actor?

Interesting that the related photo shows the Unidentified cast in A Comedy of Errors...
Posted by boynton at August 12, 2005 11:46 AM

I did notice that too. We know exactly who they are but we are too lazy to ask them their names.
Posted by Russell Allen at August 12, 2005 05:49 PM

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