Archive for the ‘persona’ Category

My Alter Ego

Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 00:08

(thanks to Few know about the other life I lead. After all in Confucian terms–and Bruce Lee was a bit Confucian, wasn’t he?–a wise man should be modest. I do read the I Ching. (And if you think this has nothing to do with law, then let me point you to Jack Balkin’s [law, […]

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The Adventures of John Flood or Why Google Thinks I'm Schizo

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 21:26

When I was finishing up an article a while back I wrote a post on how I’d found a new book, Jeremy Till’s Architecture Depends, and that it had changed my view of what I was doing. A couple of days later Jeremy emailed me. He was using Google Alerts and my post was flagged. […]

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Ain't No Butterfly…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 23:13

We constructed a show tonight with two halves and placed performers according to where they would fit the structure. It was a balance between almost soft and loud as well as other aspects. There was also a feeling of inevitability about tonight’s class because we are now concentrating on refining material we have already created. […]

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What the Hell's Your Persona?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 10:02

Preparing new material to perform in front of one’s peers week on week in the comedy class is bloody hard. Especially when there are other things going on like moving home, starting teaching new classes, and dealing with a big “mancold”. (I have a friend in Oxford to thank for that.) Somewhere along the line […]

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Weird Personas

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 at 11:55

The personas are coming to the fore now the more we perform in class. There’s the City boy, the charmer, the self-deprecator, the mouth and more. None of them has been forced but you can see an element of inner struggle as the persona works its way through the layers of consciousness we overlay on […]

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