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ANOTHER COUNTRY at the Trafalgar Studios was mostly boring. I think that Julian Mitchell’s play about school politics affected by the accepted undercurrents of homosexuality in a British Public school was very interesting in 1982 but in today’s more enlightened society it all seemed very dull. 75 more words
What would lead a man to betray his country?
So asks Julian Mitchell at the outset of his eponymous play Another Country. Famously launching the careers of Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh alike, the thirty-three year revival of the drama has a lot riding on it. 1,147 more words
‘The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there’, so said L.P. Hartley in his 1953 novel The Go-Between. Down the years his succinct statement has been appropriated to many other works and eras, especially those seemingly removed from our own contemporary lives. 762 more words