A Bright Ray of Darkness

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A Bright Ray of Darkness

A Bright Ray of Darkness

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We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. Con una prosa sincera y valiente, no exenta de humor, Hawke revela al lector los entresijos del mundo de la interpretación, donde los oropeles y las limusinas se dan la mano con la ansiedad y el desgarro más devastadores. Mentre vita e teatro si intrecciano William ci racconta non solo la storia del suo fallimento amoroso, della sua confusione mentale, dei suoi maldestri tentativi di ricucire una storia ormai finita, ma anche l’essenza della sua esperienza di attore, quando il teatro rivela la meschina e sublime umanità di ciascuno. Quando stare su un palcoscenico ha il potere di snudare i sentimenti come un infallibile siero della verità; quando assumere un ruolo significa incarnarlo, recitare coincide col diventare sé stessi; quando mettere il sale sulle ferite serve ad attraversare il proprio dolore fino a raggiungerne l’origine.

I could live the rest of my days without reading another woe-is-me, pretentious, downward-spiral novel written by a white, cis, hetero man. I get it--- it's not always easy to admit it when someone seems to be talented at many things all at the same time. A great little novel about an actor’s personal life falling to pieces while he prepares to star in a Broadway rendition of Shakespeare’s Henry IV. What could pull the heartstrings of our afflicted nation tighter than a story of brief, emotional setback suffered by a handsome movie star?It reminded me of Alec Baldwin’s furious rant in the film version of Mamet’s play Glengarry Glen Ross. It’s not clear whether he still loves his wife but the thought that he will lose his constant contact with his children is hurting him deeply. William Harding is married to a beautiful rock star and has two young children who he loves dearly, but he’s been unfaithful and his infidelity has been outed by the press and publicised across social media. It came across like Ethan Hawke, author, has a lot of deep thoughts and decided to "hide" his wisdom in multiple side characters (who sounded similar), hoping we wouldn't notice how deep he is (hiding, not so well, behind the arras). This reads like Kerouac fan fiction, the kind of crap that only got published because the author is famous.

There’s a section where the director lands his opening spiel on the cast as they gather together for the first time, I found it astounding in its power and impact. When William arrives at his New York hotel, the front desk greets him: “Wow, look who it is, Hester Prynne herself. The consensus, he begins to hear, is that he must relinquish his unearned sense of specialness and stop trying to make sure everybody likes him.

We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from. Quelled by that self-inflicted injury, he must spend a lot of time not speaking, which naturally invites everyone around him to offer advice. When you are starting a movie, everything runs perfectly--town cars, hotel rooms, per diem--but once the film ends they couldn't give a shit. Fortunately, the play is also an opportunity to climb out of himself and be someone else at the very moment he really needs that.

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