Category Archives: Theatre

Birdman [2015]

The central problem for any review of Birdman will be to decide what the focus of the film is because there are two possible loci of attention: the human drama of a theatre company living out their lives amidst the … Continue reading

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The Mousetrap

Unusually, let me begin by promising that there will be no spoilers in this post. While I can theoretically agree with Fraser’s argument that spoilers are about permanent consideration for the emotions of others, in practical terms I do tend … Continue reading

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Doctor Faustus

On Saturday, I went to see an amateur production of Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe. This is the first Marlowe I’ve seen performed, though I have read this and a few others. It’s hard not to immediately form comparisons between … Continue reading

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Il Corsaro

Opera is an art form that I have little familiarity with, so I go to each one hoping that it will explain enough about what’s going on and why that I can follow the action. I’ve seen perhaps a dozen … Continue reading

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Serial Killer

In my theatre-going tonight, the role of Clare was played by my friend Chloe, so my comments are without Clare’s usual additions and expansions. I saw the play at the Gryphon Theatre, which is a tiny space that I have … Continue reading

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Consuming interesting things

Despite the record-low number of posts on this blog since I started it, I’ve been continuing to consume and process various kinds of experiences. I went to a number of very interesting Arts Festival shows after Playing the Dane, and … Continue reading

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The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane

On Monday I saw The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane. I have to admit that I was feeling a bit tired and so it’s possible, nay likely, that I didn’t give it a fair viewing, but I came out of it … Continue reading

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