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Re: “The History of King Henry the Fourth

I agree that Hickey IS funny, but what I found intriguing about his performance was how well he was able to convey the idea that Falstaff was a wounded soul. There was real pathos in his interpretation -- Hickey's Falstaff is truly dysfunctional -- and the depth of that pathos made it hard for me to find him fall-out-of-my-chair funny. I was worrying too much about him, and about Prince Hal.

Posted by Jack Helbig on 06/16/2011 at 9:11 AM

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Re: “A different direction for WBEZ

Everyone wants informed, expert opinions. No one wants to pay for them.

Sad to see WBEZ joining the pack of people who want writers to work for free. I wonder if the management of WBEZ would consent to letting volunteer listeners manage the station for free.

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Posted by Jack Helbig on 06/16/2013 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Wild Goat

By the way, the style I used in the show is not "Reader's theater." Reader's theater is where actors stand on stage and read from scripts on musical stands. The style I used for this piece was "Story Theater," as in the style of theater developed by Second City-founder Paul Sills.

Posted by Jack Helbig on 05/29/2009 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Wild Goat

I love the name you are hiding behind -- brilliant! One the nasty, ungrateful daughters in King Lear.

Posted by Jack Helbig on 05/29/2009 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Wild Goat

I love the name you are hiding behind. Brilliant! My favorite of the ungrateful, murderous daughters girls in King Lear. How sharper than a serpent's tooth ...

Posted by Jack Helbig on 05/29/2009 at 3:37 PM

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