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Tag: Gilbert & Sullivan

Translating English…into English, by Christopher Blair

     I think it is very important for actors of all ages to understand exactly what they are saying, be it a foreign language, Shakespearean prose, or 19th Century topsy-turvy English.  I can’t tell you how many adult actors I have worked with who were merely reciting their lines, but truly had no idea…
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Talk Like a Pirate Day, by Christopher Blair

     Ahoy! Avast! En garde! Today, September 19th, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Ye scalawags.      When I first heard that Creative Dramatics II was doing Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance this year, I could barely contain my glee!  You see – many, many, many years ago I got to…
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