Subtext, for anyone who doesn’t know acting, means exactly what it is: anything that is underneath the text. Stated otherwise, it is all of the things that actors say without words. And the ability to communicate it is one of the things that separates great actors from good ones.
The success of Crow’s Theatre’s excellent production of The Flick, clocking in at around three hours, provoked this next thought – I have never heard anyone ever say, about any show, in my entire life, NOT EVER – “I don’t think it was long enough.”
Sometimes when I’m reading the dumbest fucking things that are being passed off as arguments that there is no climate crisis, I think “How can people actually choose to believe this over science, just become somebody wrote it down and said it was true?”