The other day, I invented libraries.
I was standing in Waterstones book shop trying to justify buying a book of Ibsen’s plays, when I thought ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I could just borrow this book, read it, and then bring it back? 417 more words
Scottish Ballet brings an evening of great text to life this as the stylistic language of American playwright Arthur Miller and Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas come together in a powerful study of words in motion, in this double bill featuring the… 1,172 more words
Miller’s The Crucible is one of those plays that I have always thought rather like theatrical medicine; good for you, but worthy rather than enjoyable. I knew that this exploration of the hysteria and totalitarianism that befell the Massachusetts town of Salem was meant to illustrate the Communist witch hunts in the US in the 1950s, but it took this production to remind me of the relevance that it also has for today, as we see misguided application of religious fervour renewed throughout the world. 411 more words
John Humphreys asked on this morning’s Radio 4 Today programme, why don’t women write letters to newspapers?
He asked the question after it was revealed that Professor in Journalism, Linda Clarke, of Westminster University revealed a startling statistic. 158 more words
The Crucible Review
Old Vic Theatre, London
5 / 5
A dark, brooding and intensely brilliant production.
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is an incendiary play that mesmerises audiences with grippingly intense performances from all of the cast and the haunting staging. 615 more words