The language in Kalila Wa Dimna is archaic in its formalism, deeply poetic with constant recourse to metaphor and similie and an acute awareness of rhyme and rhythm.
What does it take for a film to leave an indelible mark on our memory?
Modern theatre criticism has problems, and those problems are generational in nature. That’s the one overriding conclusion with which I left the Royal Court after Brickbats in Cyberspace, in which a panel of theatre critics, bloggers and theatre practitioners convened … Continued
The conference beautifully illustrated theatre's capacity to celebrate both liberty and tolerance (two of the themes for this year's festival) and transcend cultural and religious divisions.
The similarities between Brecht's model of Epic theatre and Howard Barker's theatre of catastophe are striking.
With a bit of luck/polite persistence and some good ideas, you should find someone to work with.
There was a sense of clarity in London today, heightened by a cold wind and a crisp silence. No streams of traffic, no hustle and bustle, nothing but a chance to see this city in its naked splendour. I stopped … Continued
Writing a blog can be a powerful learning tool, it can promote critical and analytical thinking, both with regard to your artistic process and to issues at stake in the wider world.
John Donne once wrote "No man is an island”, but in this urban age of glass cities, and right here on this stiff wooden theatre bench I think I disagree.
Translating aesthetic representation into direct social action is a problem that challenges the limits of radical theatre and its potential to instigate change.