Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review of Mark Nelson in 'I Am My Own Wife' (2005)

Mark Nelson in I Am My Own Wife
from: Cleveland.com
And in the middle of all: a quiet, perfectly timed and completely assured performance by heroic actor Mark Nelson, who all by his lonesome not only brings vivid life to von Mahlsdorf but to a dozen other principal characters as well. [...]


Nelson inhabits this world completely for every second, moving with ineffable grace and impeccably measured timing in a black dress, headscarf and clunky shoes, transitioning seamlessly from the tiny, soft-spoken, tightly smiling heroine to the other characters and back again.

Vocally, bodily, facially and in every other way, this is a gigantic performance achieved through thousands of minute details, coalescing into an irresistible force that commands every wet eyeball within seeing to see what living is all about.

Read the entire review at Cleveland.com.

Nelson is also a theater lecturer at Princeton University at the Lewis Center for the Arts and he can be contacted here.

4 comments:

  1. HisNameWasBrandonMay 30, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    I have MAJOR respect for trained theater thespian actors. It is VERY much so hard to remember all of that dialogue and to not be able to screw up and to have to the power to draw on all of those often times raw emotions on stage, ect.

    So cool to see his success as an acting professor at Princeton now! :) Much respect to him.

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    1. It's also an art to change flubbed and forgotten lines into something workable and not getting choked up when it happens.

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  2. this looks ridic! love it!

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  3. I NEVER THOUGHT HE WAS GOOD BUT I GUESS BEINF ON THEATER HE HAS TO BE PRETTY GOOD.

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