Friday, November 28, 2008

UH OH . . .THE TERMIN-ACTOR

A PLAY with a difference has opened in Japan – it's cast is half robot, half human.

The theatrical production stars a pair of Mitsubishi's 'Wakamura' robots alongside two human actors.


See robot's publicity show below:

The robots play two depressed household servants who work for a young couple.

But the robots grow tired of their mundane lifestyle and long to break free and see the world.

The 20-minute piece titled Hataraku Watashi (I, Worker) was written by Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata and opened this week at Osaka University.

The robots cannot use facial movements to express emotions so instead tilt their heads and make sounds.

The first night of the play received rave reviews.

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“It was very surprising,” said one guest.

“You could see the robots thinking about how to respond - you could swear they were feeling emotion.”
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"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I_NY

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CINDY CHEUNG
TO FIND GOOD ACTORS, GO SEE THEM WORK.

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"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."

Monday, November 10, 2008

THE STRANGER AS PATHFINDER

THE STRANGER AS PATHFINDER

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"When you accept the state of being a stranger, you are no longer a stranger. I have been in exile when everything around me seemed strange and everybody was a stranger. Once I accepted that I didn't have to belong and I didn't have to be part of the world, then I was free to be part of it. There was a paradoxical release of the spirit. The world became mine when I was no longer holding on to it."

- Satish Kamuar. Porabola, Summer 1995.Cover.
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"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

CHANGE

ASPECTS OF CHANGE

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"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."