“Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.” 32 more words
Last year, I was part of a four person team that created a new community theatre here in my hometown. (www.thetheatredownstream.com) I’ve written about the experience a few times, and how rewarding/enriching/tough it was, and has been. 668 more words
Edwina at the gym : building another image of herself watching the tv’s describe a world she so wanted to be part of. They represent edwina’s process of reimagining herself,going over the different mediatised versions of herself. The bench is there for her to sit and reminisce about setting dates in front of parliament She will be the architect of the truth : this is catalyst moment, where she realises she has been betrayed and builds herself up again from that betrayal.
Philip is the chorus type character. He seems to be listening in on the action with the help of his transitor/monitor sitting in the middle of the space. As with the others- he is oblivious the characters and worlds around him. Philip’s tower is representative of a radio tower, connected to everything he listens in- the crosswords a metaphor for secret messages As his checkered pants and beret show, he is a quirky type of person, ready to step in. His tower is papered with crossword puzzles, theatre posters and a built in monitor which he leans in to regularly.
Phyllis is the counterpart to Edwina in the sense that she seems to live a very different life in a very different setting. She lives by the canal, her existence punctuated by small moments of comedic drama – such as the time when her bags fell etc. The tower is lit when she tell her story and stays lit but faded when Edwina speaks.