By Martin McDonagh

Who knocked Mad Padraic's cat over on a lonely street at the island of Inishmore and used to be it an coincidence? He'll need to know whilst he will get again from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern eire: he loves his cat greater than existence itself.

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26 THE PATH OF THE ACTOR 1111 2 3 4 51 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 13111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 71 call this work. 8 This ‘feeling of the whole’ carried me like a mighty wave through all the difficulties and dangers of the actor’s path. 9 I cannot say that I studied the art of acting at drama school. No, I contemplated my wonderful teachers: Marya Savina, Vasily Dalmatov, Boris Glagolin, Vladimir Sladkopevtsev, Nikolay Arbatov10 amongst others. I can hardly recall anything now of what they said regarding theoretical guidelines, but I remember them.

Chekhov was enlisted as a member of the associate group of the Moscow Art Theatre on 16 June 1912. ) 27 THE PATH OF THE ACTOR strengthen and concentrate my forces by using them economically. Who does not know actors who even in ripe old age are still unable to overcome the habit of playing a part in everyday life? Over the years, these actors have almost lost their personality; through their ‘role-playing’ they have stifled hundreds of difficult questions in their lives, evading their resolution and thus holding back their own development as human beings.

My games were always passionate. Everything was exaggerated. If I built a house out of cards, it was not simply a house, but a colossal building occupying virtually the entire room, and my stilts would be of such a height that had I fallen off them, I most probably would not have gone unscathed. Playing fireman also took on grandiose and dangerous proportions. But at the same time I was not exactly renowned for my courage. 18 THE PATH OF THE ACTOR 1111 2 3 4 51 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 13111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 71 My father’s disappearances were a source of great joy for me, but his returns home were sad.

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