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The Seagull

The Seagull is another play brilliant in its depiction of the uneasy and the banal. Again Chekhov excels in a consideration of things that happen to everyday people, and issues that earlier authors, who dealt in tales of life-long redemption, heroics and sacrifice, would have considered unperturbing and unfit for the stage. 1,782 more words


Winter Sleep: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Chekhovian morality tale

Haluk Bilginer as Aydin in Winter Sleep

The latest film from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is Winter Sleep.  Earlier this year the film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes (his fourth award there). 2,861 more words


Week 12: Assessment


Today the drama group completed their assessments for Paul, Rachel, Staff from the Void Art Gallery and also peers. It was very interesting to see everyone’s pieces, and see how they interpreted pieces of art a lot differently than I would have. 168 more words

Winter Sleep (2014) - Nuri Bilge Ceylan

A once-famous Turkish actor now divides his time between writing a pompous column for a local newspaper, extolling the ‘improving’ virtues of architecture, and being his beautiful small village’s ‘benevolent’ landlord-dictator, whose henchman does the dirty work of repossessing property. 37 more words


These 2000 Words Aren't Writing Themselves

Hey ya’ll I’m having trouble writing. I’m 430 words into the 2000 I wanted to get down and that shit is mostly me writing, hmm maybe that shit doesn’t happen, maybe this does. 85 more words