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Piaf and Cocteau: Les Enfants Terribles | A R T L▼R K

When I write I disturb. When I make a film I disturb. When I paint I disturb. When I exhibit my paintings I disturb, and I disturb if I don’t. … Continue reading

10/11/2017 · 2 Comments

Don Juan in Soho, Wyndham’s Theatre, London, 2017 | reviewdonkey

The 17th Century version of this play closed, after only one performance, because of its repulsive and offensive nature. It was not shown in an uncensored form again for almost 150 … Continue reading

04/03/2017 · 5 Comments

Quote • BETTE DAVIS

Photo post by @toobeguiling. “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not a star.” Bette Davis Source: “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not … Continue reading

03/13/2017 · 6 Comments

A Very Short Biography of George Bernard Shaw | Interesting Literature

The interesting life of the great playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a prolific writer of plays but also of essays justifying his plays: the two (double-columned) volumes of his … Continue reading

09/27/2016 · Leave a comment

The Curious Origin of the Word ‘Trilby’ | Interesting Literature

How did the famous trilby hat get its name? Here’s a question for you: what was the biggest-selling novel of the Victorian era? And who wrote it – Dickens perhaps? … Continue reading

05/11/2016 · Leave a comment

So much for him. My review of Branagh’s Hamlet – The View From Sari’s World

As part of my Shakespeare weekend I decide to finally sit down and watch Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Hamlet. Not only watch it, but take notes and hopefully come up … Continue reading

04/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Five Fascinating Facts about David Garrick | Interesting Literature

The life of actor David Garrick (1717-1779), told through five pieces of interesting trivia 1. He helped to bring a new degree of realism to acting. In his An Essay on … Continue reading

02/24/2016 · Leave a comment

Five Fascinating Facts about Kenneth Tynan | Interesting Literature

Fun facts about the life and work of the theatre critic Kenneth Tynan 1. He dodged his National Service – possibly by being too flamboyant. When Kenneth Tynan (1927-1980) was … Continue reading

01/11/2016 · Leave a comment

November 25 in Literary History: The Mousetrap Opens in London

1952: Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, having had its world première at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham on 6 October 1952. Now, over sixty years later, … Continue reading

11/25/2015 · 1 Comment

Life in Squares

Originally posted on Culture and Anarchy:
Watching ‘Life in Squares’, the new BBC drama about the Bloomsbury set, is a matter of watching people self-consciously try to be unconventional, which…

08/08/2015 · Leave a comment

The Ghost of the Rose

Originally posted on The Genealogy of Style:
“Soulève ta paupière close Qu’effleure un songe virginal ; Je suis le spectre d’une rose Que tu portais hier au bal. Tu me…

06/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Five Fascinating Facts about Samuel Beckett

Interesting Literature The life of Samuel Beckett, told through five pieces of literary and biographical trivia 1. The ominous date of his birth amused him. Born on Good Friday, 13 April, … Continue reading

04/15/2015 · Leave a comment

Several lives, several careers, changing form.

Originally posted on kaiteoreilly:
Maybe it’s my greed for experience, but I’ve always wanted to lead several lives, a desire made manifest through my choice of projects and parallel careers.…

03/24/2015 · Leave a comment