All theater-themed links today!
- Mike Nussbaum, “reportedly the oldest working stage actor in America,” talks to Scott Simon.
- Mark Liberman speculates about the origins of the signature phrase from Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood, “I’m here to be told.”
- David Kortava watches fight choreographer B. H. Barry design a brawl for the Met’s Faniculla del West.
His principal concern, though, was that the scene’s most stirring moment, in which an actor leaps from a balcony, occurs too early in the sequence. “Rudolf Nureyev”—the late Soviet ballet dancer—“taught me never to open all your Christmas presents at once,” Barry said….
- Another map of the New Orleans streetcar network that would have helped Blanche Dubois get where she needed to go.