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Review: The Hairy Ape @ The Old Vic

Britain in 2015 is a painfully class conscious place. Barely a day goes by without a new statistic on economic inequality, a new debate on constitutional reform, or a new allegation of student bestiality rearing its ugly head. 429 more words


Hairy Chit-Chat

The Old Vic’s Voices Off series of talks have offered interesting perspectives to their recent programming and here are three interesting talks related to The Hairy Ape  124 more words


The Old Vic's Hairy Ape

Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape artistically, and at times poetically, presents an overdue indictment on a society that reserves the right to needlessly exclude. The eponymous character is trapped on the lower deck of a repressive, ‘upstairs, downstairs’ society; whilst transition may appear fluid, it becomes increasingly clear that class is a cage from which no one can escape. 456 more words

Semi-Deep Thoughts

Bertie Carvel's post-show Q&A: The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic

It’s 9:30pm on Thursday 12 November and the foyer of the Old Vic theatre is buzzing. A gaggle of people are pressed together, chattering, sipping drinks, keeping half an eye on that latecomer who looks like she might sidle into prime queuing position as the crowd shifts. 1,820 more words

Hey Classics Challengers: It's Nobel prizewinners this time

Usually I like to space out my posts, but because I’ve been so lax in writing—but not in reading, though—and the end of the year approaches with still three categories to finish in our Classics Challenge 2015, I’m back, just two days after my last post. 463 more words

Classics Challenge 2015

Overdose of Fog

I wrote the following poem in March of 1999 for my sophomore honors English class in high school.  For the topic of our poems, we were to pick a character from one of the books, short stories, or plays we had read during that semester.  682 more words


Mini-review - The Hairy Ape - Old Vic Theater

Over the last few years, I’ve really warmed up to the work of Eugene O’Neill. There have been hits and misses, but the combined impact of … 574 more words