Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One Dominant Beautiful Thing 04/19-25/11: Giving and the Theater

1.  The past week was dominated by our last four performances of "The Taming of the Shrew".  Even on the days off from the theater, the fatigue, mostly emotional, but also sleep deprivation, has blanketed me.  It's sweet fatigue, the fatigue of giving, of exerting energy for the pleasure and enjoyment of others and for the sake of the other cast members.  It's what I love when I get to be in a play:  it's giving, giving, giving.  All of us involved in "The Taming of the Shrew" gave each other support; we gave each other focus, concentration, passion, and excellence; we also gave our audiences a thrilling two and half hours of spirited and colorful pleasure. 

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