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Topic: Theater question
Message: Posted by: unilogo (Jan 9, 2006 09:15PM)
Just some random things I always wondered....

What is that liquid stuff actors use to make themselves cry?
Is it pretty safe to use?

Anyone?

Would be nice if I ever do a play again.

Any help appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Jan 9, 2006 11:01PM)
Some use Glycerine, some use Menthol fumes blown into the eyes.

FWIW

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 9, 2006 11:53PM)
Ditto to what Stanyon said and there's also just bringing them up for real using sense memory or other acting techniques.

Apparently when Marlon Brando was doing the stage version of Streetcar he wasn't always sure if he could bring up the tears in a certain scene so he had pieces of onion stashed that he would smash into his eyes just before the scene... hey, whatever it takes.

Greg
Message: Posted by: drwilson (Jan 10, 2006 03:19AM)
Some actors just think about what they are getting paid...

Yours,

Paul
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Jan 10, 2006 08:37AM)
Hey, I want to cry, not curl up in catatonic shock!
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Jan 10, 2006 11:37AM)
Onion Power!

Or thinking of how much my first wife got.....

:bawl:
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 11, 2006 07:21PM)
Wasn't it somewhere I read or saw about Shirley temple, and one of her strong points was her ability to bring on the rain at the drop of a hat!
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 11, 2006 10:51PM)
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On 2006-01-11 20:21, daffydoug wrote:
Wasn't it somewhere I read or saw about Shirley temple, and one of her strong points was her ability to bring on the rain at the drop of a hat!
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Some have that talent just built in. I once worked with an actress (Florencia Lozano) on off-Broadway play and she had that gift. Not only was she a brilliant actress, but she had complete control of the tears... on, off, on, off on dime. That was magic to watch.

Greg
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 15, 2006 10:40AM)
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On 2006-01-11 23:51, Greg Arce wrote:
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On 2006-01-11 20:21, daffydoug wrote:
her ability to bring on the rain at the drop of a hat!
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Some have that talent just built in.
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Ya' know, I think I'm not too far of with my observation that the female of our species are ESPECIALLY talented at this! (married men, you should know what I am saying!)