Jennifer Piper

18 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @PiperDoes | Actor, producer and designer. Based in Melbourne. Like cross-stitch, gin and a tiny dog called Audrey.

Visible Theatre: At last, older actors get grown-up roles | Features

The paradox of the older jobbing actor is that, while he or she may be happy to carry on working into extreme old age, the opportunities to do so are …

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No matter how your Edinburgh fringe turns out, you will still learn valuable lessons for next year, says Ed Collier, co-director of producers China Plate<p>The Edinburgh fringe is one of the greatest opportunities to see theatre on the planet, with well over 3,000 shows this year. It is also a giant …

Networking

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh: two decades on stage for the Sydney Theatre Company – in pictures

As the pair team up once more for The Present, an adaptation of Chekhov’s first play by outgoing STC artistic director Andrew Upton, we look back at Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh’s years on stage for the company<p>• The Present will be staged by Sydney Theatre Company until 19 September

Cate Blanchett

At London’s Barbican, Benedict Cumberbatch will be taking over a role that defies age, transcends gender and allows actors to play to their strengths<p>On Wednesday night, Benedict Cumberbatch steps on to the Barbican stage for the first time to perform his eagerly awaited Hamlet. Inevitably, it is …

Hamlet

'King Lear with Sheep': the summer's weirdest theatre show

<b>Seriously, how did you think of this?</b><br>‘I was feeling bitter: I’d worked with actors in several roles and the intense level of people management was …

Photograph: Camilla Greenwell<p>Scaled back and directed … Dumbshow are staging only one show, Electric Dreams, this year.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/4/1438686562961/832e4227-9dfe-405c-b617-ac7034e377d7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Camilla Greenwell<p>Scaled back and …

Box Office

Broadway Theatre Owners Scout Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, is currently underway at the Barbican …

Broadway Theatre

Effective Photographic Strategies for Mixed Lighting

Mixed lighting can be one of the most challenging situations for any photographer. It can happen at a venue, in the studio, or even outside using …

Irishman has gone from trainee plumber to featherweight champion of Ultimate Fighting and living the high life in Las Vegas<p>Conor McGregor is now so rich and famous that he doesn’t have to roll out of bed before two o’clock on any hot August afternoon in Las Vegas. This past weekend, laced with …

Boxing

Serena Williams Shows Off Her Insane 10-Pack While Doing the Splits

She's striking her new favorite pose for her New York Magazine cover story.<p>Karlie Kloss squinches. Taylor Swift calls her squad. Serena Williams does the splits.<p>The ultra-flexible Williams showed off the pose she's been favoring recently for her cover story in <i>New York</i> magazine's annual Fashion …

I Used to Think Non-Drinkers Were Buzzkills — Then I Sobered Up

"Cool" girls might drink, but the way I drank was not cool.<p>There was a time when the highest compliment I could give a woman was "I want to drink with you." I loved the ritual of liquid bonding, how you could walk into a bar as awkward strangers and stumble out with purple teeth and a new BFF. …

Alcohol

How I Accidentally Captured the ISS in a Self Portrait

This past weekend, Perseid meteor shower were predicted along with a very clear night. This is quite rare in the Netherlands so I decided to head out …

Meet Alphabet, Google’s New Corporate Boss As Sundar Pichai Takes Over The Search Company

Google just rocked the world with some light news on a Monday. It has restructured the company and everything will now report up to “Alphabet Inc.” a new corporate name. That includes Google, which will now be CEO’d by Sundar Pichai (one less Twitter CEO candidate).<p>Its site? https://abc.xyz/. …

The 4 Greatest Running Rivalries of All Time

You don’t have to be a ruthless Darwinist or Wall Street trader to appreciate the benefits of competition. In sports, when the best athletes go head-to-head on a very public stage, it’s possible to enjoy athletic brilliance at its finest. (For a case in point, check out the ’08 Wimbledon final …

Roger Bannister

Pictures That Tell Stories: The Street Photography of Jack Simon

Jack Simon has worked as a psychiatrist for four decades. Ten years ago, he began a personal journey in photography, and these days he rarely goes …

Photography

Snoopy at 65: How an icon was born

Snoopy started out as a real dog, a remarkable and unusual tack- and razor-blade-eating wunderpup named Spike.<p>The mixed-breed, black and white pup …

Snoopy

One statistic tells you why HTC collapsed and why Android is in so much trouble

In layman's terms, that means that if you could theoretically acquire all the shares of HTC, it would cost you less than the cash HTC holds — meaning HTC would effectively be paying you to acquire the entire company. In investors' terms, it means people think the company is essentially …