A Company of Passion

Category : Hamlet

Angry, Angry Actors (and directors.)

5 years, 7 months ago Blog Posts, Hamlet Comments Off on Angry, Angry Actors (and directors.)

By Austen Anderson   Hello, and welcome to another installment of the Animal Fire Blog.  As I write this we’re in our 5th week of Hamlet rehearsals with just another 2 weeks until we open. I hope you’re all getting excited about our up-coming show, I know I am. The cast is doing a lot of terrific work, and I can’t wait until you all get to see their accomplishments. How about sometime around July 19th? Okay, enough shameless plugging. Time to get […]

Rough Magic

5 years, 8 months ago Blog Posts, Hamlet Comments Off on Rough Magic

By Austen Anderson   Today I’m going to head off of the beaten path. I’m going to try to talk about things that are completely without substance.  The unseen, unknown, and the unmeasurable. I want to talk about the special energy that separates normal theatre from the theatre that is transcendent. Everyone who has enjoyed theatre has a story about it. When the show just felt right. When it moved them. When it was powerful or electric or energizing. It […]

A Mirror Up To Nature

5 years, 8 months ago Blog Posts, Hamlet Comments Off on A Mirror Up To Nature

By Austen Anderson   Hello everyone and welcome to our third week of blogs, podcasts, and Shakespeare! We’ve so far been very broad in our discussions, but today I would like to start honing in onto some more nuts and bolts aspects of Shakespeare. One of the things I want to do with this blog is to highlight specific lines from the text of Hamlet that I find particularly fascinating. Often there is a disconnect between watching a production of Shakespeare and reading the […]

Airborne Weaponized Poetry

5 years, 8 months ago Blog Posts, Hamlet Comments Off on Airborne Weaponized Poetry

By Austen Anderson   Well, here we are. I’ve made it through the first week of Hamlet rehearsals. I shouldn’t really say “made it through” like it was a trying trek through the jungle. The first week of rehearsal is usually one of the most enjoyable for a director, as I finally get to hear the team I’ve assembled start speaking the words that I have spent so much time in studying and preparing. However, today I want to talk to you […]