Month: September 2009

The Miser (Manchester Royal Exchange, 26th September 2009)

I found The Miser at the Manchester Royal Exchange theatre very funny.  The audience became very involved throughout and there was a very humerous moment of audience interaction when Dame Claude, the maid servant,  starts to polish the audience members.   Derek Griffith’s played the Miser with wonderful timing and lots of energy.  The plot was straight forward and…

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The Factory's Hamlet and Seagull Project (York Theatre Royal, 23rd, 24th Sept)

The Takeover Festival at York Theatre Royal is a breath a of fresh air.  The programme is really interesting and inviting.  However, I was wondering after seeing The Factory’s experimental Hamlet and Seagull Project that the regular audience at York Theatre Royal had the impression that the festival is not only run by young people but…

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Hamlet DVD Cover

The image of the DVD cover for the production of The RSC’s Hamlet has now been released. I’m sure that this will provoke lots of conversations about what the film will be like. When I first saw the cover, I must admit I was a little disappointed I had thought that the image would have…

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Futurism (Tate Gallery, 23rd July 2009)

What a contrast the Futurism Exhibition at Tate Modern was to the Richard Long Heaven and Earth Exhibition at Tate Britain?  I’ve already discussed the Richard Long Heaven and Earth Exhibition with its engagement with the natural world and its focus on circles and natural imagery.  I felt that, The Futurism Exhibition was about everything the Richard Long…

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To Twitter or not to Twitter

I thought I would have a go at tweeting when I attended the BSA (British Shakespeare Association) conference at King’s College London and the Globe Theatre in September.  I found it an interesting experience which raised some issues for me, particularly about the usefulness of Twitter.  Twitter is a micro blogging social network which presents…

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