Don’t look bored as you tread the boards.
Act the part
even if a good script is lacking.
When the plot gets too thick, or thin,
demand a rewrite.

When in doubt, improvise.
When not in doubt, admit nothing.
It may be just a stage you’re going through.
Beware of splinters.

Your role may be discovered backstage.
Don’t wait for roses in the dressing room
or a ladder to reach the lights.
Be patient.
The Globe wasn’t built in a day.

Every act is important,
even failure to act,
even the final act.

Meanwhile, play all the parts.

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