Diary of a Silver Wannabee

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Three Hurdles Jumped But Still the Mountain Looks High

So... between my 59th and 60th birthdays, I've jumped three of the big hurdles you need to get over in the UK to have even the slightest hope of becoming a professional actor: 1. Been accepted as a member by the actors' union, Equity; 2. Become listed in the main directory of actors used by casting... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Does Method Acting Mean Over-Acting?

One year into my late-in-life attempt to become an actor, I have been trying out one of the more pedestrian techniques from a short course in Method Acting that I attended recently, and I cannot make up my mind about how useful it is. It involves writing down each line of my part on a separate index... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Emotional Risks of Pretending to have Alzheimer's Disease

In our next production, Jim and I are playing two elderly men who have become friends in a rest home. I am the one who has just begun to notice that he is suffering from the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and is scared, because there is nothing anybody can do to help him. Trying to get... Sign in to see full entry.

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