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Pantages Abstract “The Book of Mormon” matinee today.

June 4th, 2017 No comments

Pantages Abstract

“The Book of Mormon” matinee today.

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On YouTube: What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like – and how we know via NativLang

April 18th, 2017 Comments off

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like – and how we know

On YouTube: What Shakespeare's English Sounded Like - and how we know

Watch What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like – and how we know on YouTube via NativLang

Botched rhymes, buried puns and a staged accent that sounds more Victorian than Elizabethan. No more! Use linguistic sleuthing to dig up the surprisingly different sound of the bard’s Early Modern English.

Learn more about Shakespeare’s English with these CD’s and books

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On YouTube: Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare, Ben Crystal from British Council English and Exams

April 9th, 2017 Comments off

A clip from this great talk on “Original Pronunciation” or how Shakespeare’s plays and language might have sounded at the time they were first written and produced. A link to the entire talk can be found below. — Douglas

On YouTube: Shakespeare’s accent from British Council English and Exams 

Actor and author Ben Crystal explores the accent, the theatrical conventions, and the world of Shakespeare, to reveal a bright and beautiful English.

The guardian of English poetry, the inventor of over 1,000 words still in use today, and one of the greatest players with our language, Shakespeare has given us a treasure trove of English to read – funny how so much of it doesn’t make sense until it’s spoken out-loud.

Watch Shakespeare’s accent from British Council English and Exams

Watch the entire 1.5 hour talk, Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare, Ben Crystal

For more on OP, watch this video I previously shared

Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California

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Fun Home at the Ahmanson

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Finding Neverland at the Pantages

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On YouTube: Digital Theatre Props – Computerphile

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The Creative Habit and The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #34

December 4th, 2016 Comments off

Dew 2016 gift guide

Two excellent books by choreographer Twyla Tharp delve into the creative process and collaborating with others. The books give an in-depth view of both her work and how she creates it. There is lots of great ideas to be found here for anyone seeking to improve their career.

From Amazon.com…

One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird.

All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. 
In “Where’s Your Pencil?” Tharp reminds you to observe the world — and get it down on paper. In “Coins and Chaos,” she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In “Do a Verb,” she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In “Build a Bridge to the Next Day,” she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight. 

Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin…

 

The Creative Habit and The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp

 

Tharp creative habitTwyla Tharp the collaborative habit 

 

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Previously in the Douglas E. Welch 2016 Gift Guide…

Ready to Read via Instagram [Photo]

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I read “Ghost House” by Robert Frost for Ghosts of the Internet 2016 via Instagram [Photo]

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