Everyday Life Is Where It Really Matters

The world’s a stage, and you’re on it.

Listen for the heart of things. That’s what to do if you’re lost, if you don’t know what to do, if you’ve forgotten why you ever did anything in the first place. I rediscovered it recently in Julyen Hamilton’s workshop in Paris: The Dancing Spirit in Voice, Word and Body. (Yes, that’s me in the background.)How Could

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Why read about acting and theatre if you’re not an actor or director? Why read yet another book about it, if you’re already working in the business? I’ll answer the second question first: you have to keep thinking about your art. Test your ideas. Formulate your own thoughts. Also, it’s the best way to find out whether

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What is a creative life? And how do you lead one? First, let’s settle once and for all that creativity is a fundamental aspect of living a good and healthy everyday life. It’s a normal thing, not a prerogative of artists or artistic types. You don’t have to toil away at creating works of art or cultivate

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What does it take to be one in a hundred? It seems that it would be enough to raise your head, look at the world and take it in. This would be sufficiently rare to make you stand out in any big city at any given moment. Not that standing out is necessarily something to strive for. What

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