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The John Doyle Love Thread

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The John Doyle Love Thread#1
Posted: 4/2/08 at 3:55pm
The man needs some love here.
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re: The John Doyle Love Thread#2
Posted: 4/2/08 at 3:59pm
His interview on the COMPANY dvd was very interesting. He is so well spoken.
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re: The John Doyle Love Thread#2
Posted: 4/2/08 at 4:00pm
Yay! for TEAM JOHN DOYLE!!
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re: The John Doyle Love Thread#3
Posted: 4/2/08 at 4:01pm
I really enjoy his take on Sondheim shows. I really want to see his "Merrily We Roll Along." I think that show would align itself better with his "Actors as musicians" concept.

~Jacob.
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re: The John Doyle Love Thread#4
Posted: 4/2/08 at 4:10pm
John Doyle's work changed the way I look at musical theater. Completely and unequivocally rocked my world. I learned more sitting in the O'Neill and the Barrymore than I have and potentially ever will sitting in a class. I think he is a genius, and I really applaud his intentions to get back to the pure basics of the theater. I can't say enough for how much I love his work, and I am endlessly proud to support it.

It saddens me that it's probably only a matter of time before this thread devolves into being flooded with argumentative comments about what a gimimick he is.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
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re: The John Doyle Love Thread#5
Posted: 4/2/08 at 4:11pm
Closest thing to a genius roaming around midtown Manhattan these days.
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re: The John Doyle Love Thread#6
Posted: 4/2/08 at 7:25pm
Love to Mr. Doyle! His 'Company' was/is perfection.
Mm, now that I'm thinking about it I have every inclination to ditch the essay I'm working on and go watch my tape of 'Great Performances'!
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re: The John Doyle Love Thread#7
Posted: 4/2/08 at 7:34pm
I love John Doyle. Seriously, just... just put the actor-musician thing aside for a second. Look at the actors. Look at the brilliant performances they're giving. Look at how well they're working together. Look at the show as a whole. Doyle is a BRILLIANT director, and I get very upset that people choose to ignore that in favour of going "oh noes, not another actor-musician show!!!111!111!!!". Bite me, 'kay? ^_^