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February 22, 2006

Creating TragiFarce

I remember my great horror in watching the farce I produced for directing class. After lengthy negotiations wherein I was required to perform in several other student-directed productions in order to get them to act in my piece, I finally found a full cast. However, since my main criteria in casting was that they would show up on the day of the performance (and, yes, they could even carry the script), the importance of an innate sense of comic timing was not really clear until I watched what had to be the most absurdly dirge-like farce ever produced on the thrust stage. Apparently, a director cannot will comedy into being.

My personal apologies to anyone who ever had to appear in my work.

Peter Largen, Class of '84

Posted by thadblog at February 22, 2006 1:28 PM | Memories of former students