Disembodied Animal Head Theatre

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Ho, Netizens!

While I apologize for the brief hiatus we have been forced to take (involving the unfortunate fact that half of our ensemble is composed of predatory carnivores, and the other half consists of all-to-trusting herbivores) I can't help but be excited, as one of my all-time favorite actors has returned to the stage in a production of the Bard's most famous play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The actor of the hour is one R. Andrew Moore, who first caught my attention as The Fox in Aesop's Fables. It was his turn as an angel in the liturgical drama Hark! Harold the Angel Sings! that truly put him on the map. To this day, I can't help but smile when I recall his Fagin in Oliver! All in all, it can be said that Mr. Moore has performed in a number of plays with exclamation points in the titles.

In Midsummer, Mr. Moore breathes life into the role of Robin Starveling, unsung hero of the play. This lettered thespian digs into his role with great relish, stealing every scene. Indeed, if I have one complaint, it is that he is too good, and thus distracting from the humorous subplots (something about a fairy king and queen, and a handful of lovers lost in the woods.)

Rumor has it that he is planning a one-man version of Midsummer. If true, I shall die a happy rubber chicken knowing that the Bard's words live on, imbued with the strength and power of one of our generation's greatest players.


-- Tex

Monday, September 03, 2007

New Episode Coming September 8th!

UPDATE: Several members of our ensemble have gone missing, whilst several of the more ... shall we say "predatory?" members have been strutting around the DAHT studio complex with a strange look of satisfaction on their faces. As soon as we sort out the disappearance, we will be able to complete episode two of our new season. -- THE MGMT.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is out! Wow! What a book! Rowling has really hit one out of the park this time, and we here at DAHT are so excited to be reading the final chapter in this exciting tale of The Boy Who Lived. I mean, after "The Half Blood Prince" all bets are off!

(Oh yeah ... the ensemble worked up something from "Twelfth Night.")

Anyway ... back to Harry!

[NOTE: Sorry about the sound issues. If you follow the link to Revver, and choose to watch this video in glorious Quicktime, the problem goes away. Not sure what it is!]

Friday, June 01, 2007


Ho, Netizens!

Before we delight you with the next installment of Season Two, let's take a look back at the second episode of Season One:

It has been pointed out to me that Ophelia and Hamlet are not actually brother and sister. To those unctuous would-be scholars of the bard who dare correct my interpretation, I say get bent, thou froward crook-pated nut-hooks!

Laertes is clearly not a blood relation. Examine the difference of diction and syllabic distribution along the meter. Subtle, but it does the trick! And examine this passage:

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,
Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads.
And recks not his own rede.

- Ophelia, from Act I sc 3

Clearly these are the words of a sister spoken to her brother! Good God! Do I have to write a dissertation on the subject?


-- Tex

Sunday, April 15, 2007

And So Season Two Begins!

In this episode, the ensemble excerpts The Tempest.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Ho, Netizens!

Tex here, your humble host and sometimes balladeer!

Are you ready for season two of our wonderful excursion into the arts and culture on the internet?

It's coming! It's coming soon! It will be here before you know it!

In the meantime, let's revisit the first season, shall we?

Here is episode one, featuring an excerpt from Othello the Moor.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Whither Disembodied Animal Head Theatre?

Unfortunately, the entire cast and crew of DAHT, every last member, booked paying work on national commercials. So as much as they love the theatre, they simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to be paid.

We hope you understand.

The ensemble shall reconvene sometime in April.