Tuesday 17 Aug 10
This made me laugh today.
So did this.
Today I had to get up at 6am to go and shoot the last scenes of episode 3 of the new season of The Good Wife. It's funny to think that since the last scenes I shot I have been across the Atlantic and performed at the Edinburgh fringe as well as engaged in all the extraneous activities that can be viewed in the videos below. I was a little woozy at points today, no wonder.
I was thinking about how about 6 weeks or so ago I was in Tokyo and skyped with friends who were at my country house on Friday night at about 8.30pm and then I arrived there the next day at 3.30 in the afternoon. I couldn't get my head around it. Or my body for that matter. I kept thinking about what Jacques says in As You Like It: I have gained my experience.
I didn't feel I had gained my experience when I came from Tokyo. In some way the way speed and time zones enabled me to cheat my body into being somewhere else so soon demeaned the rather huge experiences I had just had (filming for the BBC show Who Do You Think You Are in Malyasia).
This weekend in Edinburgh I talked a lot about age and the idea of returning to the fringe festival after so many years and after so many years of having performed there. Something about going back to my roots, both geographically and artistically made me feel that actually I had gained my experience. It was a nice feeling.