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Book Review: The Children Act | Culture and Anarchy

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As the review of this book in the Guardian points out, Ian McEwan is fascinated by roles and institutions of authority, and how the playing of such a role affects his protagonists. 248 more words

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Book Review: The Children Act

As the review of this book in the Guardian points out, Ian McEwan is fascinated by roles and institutions of authority, and how the playing of such a role affects his protagonists. 502 more words

Literature

Bogus criticisms and animal becomings

By Ashley Woodward

Peter Shaffer’s play Equus is perhaps best known to some today as ‘the one in which Harry Potter gets his kit off’ (as one of my students put it). 532 more words

Journals

My Weekly Spock--Remembering Leonard at the TONYS

If you didn’t catch the Tony Awards last night, in the memorial section Leonard’s picture was among the many   :-(   I do love the photo they chose to represent him; one of my favorites.  51 more words

Leonard Nimoy

Equus

Today’s post is about Peter Shaffer’s Equus! There be horse abuse, quasi-sacrilege themes for Christians, and sexual themes. If you’re into questioning the Christian religion or philosophical debates about faith, then you’ll probably enjoy this play. 927 more words

Plays

Zebra crossing

Waiting to cross…

The all-clear.

Pause for a breather.

To the other side.

Browsing.

The term “a dazzle” – the collective noun for zebra leapt to mind this morning as I stopped to watch the small family cross in front of me.   237 more words

Nature Photography