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#64 Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)

So what happens when a poor tramp collides with bourgeois society? Chaos in a comical tone ensues. Critically acclaimed French director Jean Renoir‘s film… 336 more words

Movie

Carry On Jeeves (P G Wodehouse)

PGW revels so much in the richness of the English language to get his laughs and there’s never so much as one word in his prose that’s surplus to requirement, or indeed a passage approaching anything less than perfect in its pace or construction. 382 more words

Book Reviews

The craft of cruelty: an anatomy of the satiric fiction of Evelyn Waugh (Seminar, 26th May)

Join the next Inventions of the Text seminar, where Dr Jason Harding will do something that one is not supposed to: explain a joke – specifically the humour of Evelyn Waugh. 125 more words

Events

The Stars this Night Shone Very Bright, Deep in the Heart of Tuna

Welcome to Tuna, TX.  This little town has backwater yokels, ultra “Christians”, secessionist goofballs, and elderly women viciously vying for a class reunion crown.  Incidentally, all of these citizens are played by just two men.  709 more words

Acting

Back to black.

We’ve got a play on at the moment. It’s a farce featuring an eccentric grandmother and Benny Hill-style chases round the furniture in underwear. Tickets still available but selling fast … 340 more words

Backstage

You Might Be Macho (après Jeff Foxworthy)

a humoresque

if you’re a Straight guy

who watches ‘The Bachelor’

you’re not a Straight guy

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El Macho Gacho

if you’re a Straight guy… 103 more words

Poetry

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre

I have to say that I felt a bit sorry for Cornley Polytechnic drama, after all the rehearsal and effort that went into the production, that they should have a night like this. 144 more words

Review