What are the best scholarly books and articles in any field that would bear on how you might rapidly assess a person and predict aspects of his or her behavior based on various easily (not *necessarily* instantly) ascertainable characteristics (demographic information, body language, speaking patterns, ethnicity, education, etc.)? [more inside]
Looking to buy my first home theater system. Seems most systems come with a DVD/CD player. Thing is, I already have a Sony DVP-NS975P DVD player which I am more than happy with. The DVD player has HDMI output and I would also like to run my Xbox 360 (HDMI) through the receiver. Any recommendations in the sub-$1000 range?
Dance shoe experts & semi-experts: is a "jazz pump" a reasonable substitute for a character shoe? Jazz pumps seem like they might be exquisitely comfortable, maybe with the addition of cushy insoles. [more inside]
I'm thinking of a rotating platform in the floor of the stage. The platform has many partitions to make rooms, with a different set in each room. When the setting of the play changes, the platform is rotated to reveal a different set. While the actors are using one setting during the play, the partitions facing backstage are re-arranged and prepared before they are used. Is there a term for this, or is it just referred to generically?
Question regarding strategy for which TKTS location to try next Tuesday to get Broadway tickets... [more inside]
Back in my days of technical theater, I recall a story about the beginning of hyper-realism in set construction. The gist is that the set designer got ahold of the actual plans for the restaurant in which the play was set, and simply built it on stage. [more inside]
How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City? [more inside]
Based on my job skills, what should I go back to school and study, in order to have one of those "career" thingys? [more inside]
Info on musical titled "Number the Stars" needed [more inside]
I'm taking a friend shopping for a home theater tomorrow in San Francisco. She has a very healthy budget, and I want to hit up some of the higher-end boutique stores that can give a good demo. Which ones should we go to? [more inside]
More home-theater projector questions. This time, it's eBaytastic. Of course, there's [more inside]
AuditionFilter: I have an audition tomorrow and while I have a lot of experience, it's been awhile. [more inside]
Can you think of a good monologue or short story that would translate well to being told/described using only body language, without words? [more inside]
a trained monkey, Tutankhamun's mummy, and a drunken sailor muttering into his beer [more inside]
Help me escape speaker wire installation-purgatory - [more inside]
What semi-expensive, thoughtful gift should I give my best friend who is an aspiring NYC playwright for her birthday? [more inside]
I am looking for a theater company in the United States that is currently showing, or will be showing in the next two months, the play "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard. Twin Cities or Seattle a plus. [more inside]
How do you keep informed about upcoming concerts and theater. [more inside]
What copyright issues are associated with writing a stage adaptation of a classic 1950's horror story? [more inside]
Theatrical types: could you supply advice on transplanting a small musical from New York to London? Any perspective welcome, particularly suggested theatres and people who "run the scene." [more inside]
I want to normalize the audio output of my DVD player within a certain range. Is this possible? [more inside]
Home Theater Question: So I want to set up a digital projector on the wall of my apartment and I have one remaining question: XGA or SVGA? [more inside]
Is there a theater underground in Chicago? [more inside]
What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc?
What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc? [more inside]
Is there anyway to get commercial exhibition rights for scheduled public performances for movie prints you own? Of course, there's... [more inside]
Why do all movie advertisements and trailers state that the movie will be shown "Only In Theaters"? [more inside]
Is it possible to create a steam-based fake fire , like the one seen here, at home using a steamer and lighting? [more inside]
I've written a play. What should I do with it? [more inside]
Scheduling meetings: I need software (or a good human-based procedure) to help me juggle complicated schedules for a group of people. [more inside]
Help me with a German accent. [more inside]
Where can I buy/otherwise obtain a copy of the Open Theater's production of "The Serpent"? [more inside]
Pursuant to the valuable surround sound system information found here and here, what options do I have with regard to my projector? [+] [more inside]
How to produce and direct an collaborative, actor-created work? [more inside]
I'm going to see a production of Les Misérables next week. I want to be able to get the most out of the performance, so I'm doing some background on it. What should I know or read beforehand for the best experience?
What is the origin of the phrase/quote/saying "Dying is easy, comedy is hard?"
Gay/lesbian theater recommendations? [more inside]
Looking for an agent for my playwrighting. [more inside]
Looking for a one-act play that could be put on inexpensively ($50 budget with access to costume/prop storage, excluding lights). [more inside]
Did actors and directors use slow-motion movements in live theater before moving pictures? What about movements of exaggerated speed? [more inside]
Why do some people hate Andrew Lloyd Weber so much? [more inside]
I'm having trouble remembering a playwright I read about long ago. IIRC, this playwright is considered an heir to the Brechtian tradition, and he accordingly hated using professional actors with practiced mannerisms. In order to achieve verfremdungseffekt when directing, he would sometimes cast high schoolers with no previous acting expreience. I think it might be Edward Bond, but I'm not sure. Any ideas? I'm pretty sure that he's British.
DVD-player-filter: Alternatives to the Philips DVP 642? [more inside]
MediaFilter: Does what I want exist? I want to stream media to my home theater, but... [more inside]
About those yellow, circular on-screen indicators that flash quickly to tell a film projectionist when to switch reels... [more inside]
Theatre/er question: Traditionally, when an actor played several parts on the stage - from Elizabethan times up to C20, I believe - the minor roles would be credited to a particular name in the cast. Anyone know what the usual pseudonym was?
Is there a good resource (online or not) to find out if a given theatrical production is running, anytime in the near future, anywhere in the country (USA/Canada)? [more inside]
I have a decent DVD player and television but now I need to get a new receiver and speaker system. The more I look, the more confused I am. [more inside]
We just installed 75 amazingly cool, original condition, low-back, heavy-duty aluminum chairs in our theater... the only problem is, they don't have cup holders! [more inside]
A friend and I are producing and directing a biweekly variety-type theater show. We've run our own weekly show much like this with our own creative crew for a number of months, so the production angle is quite familiar, but we need fresh writing blood from outside our social circle. We'd like to open our submissions to playwrights, sketch writers, monologists, and the like, but it's an awfully big city. What are the best ways to find such people willing to submit writing, especially in NYC? Craigslist leaps out as the obvious choice, as does flyering up colleges, but there must be other options as well. [more inside]
Good DVD-only recorder?