Sunday, July 01, 2007

Mercurial Acting

Watching a good actor perform is like trying to grasp mercury. You think you have it in your heart, mind and hands...but the moment you touch it--or in viewing a performance, it touches you--it escapes, eludes your easy, predictable grasp of classification. You try to control it again, embrace it with complete understanding, but it escapes again...and again, and again. Until, when the two hours are over, and you are exhilarated, exhausted, and strangely satisfied by the elusive, moment-to-moment process...and you applaud, cheer and remember mercury's conquest of you.


Blogger Myles said...

This is some cool stuff! So we need to be like mercury. I get it, I do. It's hard but I'm glad and I appreciate just how difficult this craft really is. Because when I really get 'it', it will be so worth it! (and a glass of house chardonnay)

7:43 PM  
Blogger Cliff Osmond said...

'It' worth a glass of Chardonnay.

10:12 PM  

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