Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Magic Shake-Ball

Question for Magic Shake-Ball:

Who's your pick for Sheen's replacement on Two and A Half Men?

Magic Shake-Ball's Response:

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to
you, trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it,
as many of your players do, I had as lief the
town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air
too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently;
for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say,
the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget
a temperance that may give it smoothness.
--Hamlet, 3.2.1-8


Ooooo--Hamlet's advice to the actors who come to the castle. That would be the actors who perform the play to "catch the conscience of the king." That is, bust him as the guy who murdered Hamlet's dad.

But what does that have to do with Sheen? Hamlet advises the actors to tone it down: Don't overact! Keep it real! That means Shake-Ball thinks it'll be an actor who's mastered the art of subtlety. Maybe Gary Oldman? David Duchovny?

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