Aug 102011

One good thing about finding yourself suddenly out-of-work is . . . finding yourself.
How can one bad date lead to a life-changing inspiration?  In the case of John Douglas Thompson, the play was the thing. Listen to his amazing journey from businessman to actor.

Aug 102011

Hamlet    Act III, Scene ii                       
Much Ado About Nothing  Act II, Scene iii
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How does an actor stay truthful to the character? For John Douglas Thompson, an actor celebrated for his physical approach, the answer is surprising: follow his thoughts.  Listen along as John takes on two cerebral but very different heroes – Hamlet and Benedick, in the latest interview from the State of Shakespeare.

Click here to view Hamlet; Act III, Scene ii.

Click here to view Much Ado About Nothing; Act II, Scene iii.

Click here for a fully-scanned version of the text.