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Q & A with Brian Bedford, Director and Star of The Importance of Being Earnest

Posted on: January 10th, 2011 by Ted Sod Roundabouts Education Dramaturg

 

Brian Bedford

Ted Sod, Roundabout's Education Dramaturg, sat down with director and actor Brian Bedford to hear his thoughts on The Importance of Being Earnest and his character: Lady Bracknell.

Ted Sod: Let's start by talking about you. When did you realize you were going to be a man of the theatre?

Brian Bedford: As long as I can remember. Even before I knew the theatre existed I was an actor. It wasn't that I wanted to become an actor, I was one. When I was a tiny child, the radio was everything. The BBC had fewer programs than they do now but they had the BBC Third Program, which was a sort of cultural channel that did rather high falutin plays. I lived with my parents in a little semi-detached house, not unlike the one you see at the beginning of Brief Encounter.

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2010-2011 Season, Education @ Roundabout, Front & Center, Star Spotlight, The Importance of Being Earnest, Upstage


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Q&A with Michael Wilson, Director of The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

Posted on: January 6th, 2011 by Ted Sod Roundabouts Education Dramaturg

 

Michael Wilson, director of the upcoming The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, sits down with Roundabout's resident dramaturg, Ted Sod, to discuss this much-anticipated production.

Ted Sod: Why did you want to direct The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore?

Michael Wilson: Tennessee Williams is the reason I am in the theatre today.   Growing up in North Carolina, I always loved plays from the time I was introduced to them in pre-school.  It quickly became my preferred way of hearing a story.  Many people say they simply can’t read plays; they find them incomplete, or much less satisfying than prose.  But I have always loved reading dialogue, and imagining settings as described by playwrights in their stage directions.  For me, plays allow even more room for the imagination.  They demand for their reader to dream the behavior of their characters -- their dress, their movement, and the inflections in their speech – and conjure the action of the story.

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2010-2011 Season, Education @ Roundabout, Front & Center, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Upstage


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Upstage: BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Posted on: September 10th, 2010 by Education

 

UPSTAGE: Guides for Playgoers

For select productions, Education@Roundabout creates an issue of Upstage, a guide designed to enhance the theatre going experience. Each Upstage features interviews with the actors, designers and directors from the production as well as contextual information about the play itself and activities for use by educators.

• Brief Encounter (3.9MB PDF)


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2010-2011 Season, Brief Encounter, Education @ Roundabout, Upstage


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