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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

“A drowning man takes down those nearest.”

I meant to watch Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf months ago due to the passing of Edward Albee, a terrific playwright who devised the original story and whose plays I have seen and often enjoyed. 716 more words


Shalom! and - Merry Christmas!

Shalom ceramic wall tile, c.1960s
A Christmas Story, by Richard Burton, 1966

Shalom and Merry Christmas! These two pieces have a lovely synchronicity, in shape, colour and form. 137 more words


Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (USA 1966)

Richard Burton used to reach over to Elizabeth Taylor during off-camera moments, take her breasts in his hands, and squeeze them like antique car horns, making “honk! 576 more words


Classic Review - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Jesus Christ this film is heavy. I have been warned that this film is depressing, but man is it emotionally draining. The characters are so horrendous in their actions and words, so full of hate and spite (and alcohol). 579 more words


We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

Children’s entertainers, performance artists, or simply lunatics?

Just before my winter hibernation, while foraging through YouTube looking for raw material for one of my mashups, I stumbled on these two vids: 1,295 more words


Mark Sykes, Richard Burton and Charles Doughty East of Jordan

In an article he published the year after his March 1898 tour through north-western Jordan, Mark Sykes (1899: 48) reported a meal he had in the camp of the Adwan beduin just across the Jordan from Jericho at Hammam: 698 more words

19th Century Travellers

"Now show me something else..."

In 1964, John Gielgud directed Richard Burton in a famous stage production of Hamlet, in a collaboration that inspired intense interest, record box office, and mixed reviews. 972 more words