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Reading Plays

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

NEWS: Scottish Ballet's new season

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


Using a Time Machine to Edit and Revise

Writing is like running through an urban labyrinth during an alien attack and an apocalyptic storm.  You dive right into one alley and slide left into another.  302 more words


The Crucible

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

Aristotle Drama and the Classic form

Readers of my blog know about my obsession with the classic form. Even if none of us had ever read the work of Aristotle, we know and understand the fundamentals of good drama when we discuss plot, characters and story. 811 more words


Letter to the editor: why do men write in more than women?

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

Labour Party

"Unmissable" The Crucible

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

Old Vic Theatre