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Pneuma: Breath of Life (Jim, But Not As We Know It)

First things first: I do the hyphens round here, okay? All these games need to quit it with their fucking hyphenated names, because it makes it much harder to think up snappy titles. 1,003 more words

Video Games & Narrative

I am Not That I Play: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Dead


What’s it like to translate a play you have written to the big screen?

We can ask Tom Stoppard this question, because in 1990 he screen-wrote and directed a movie version of his play, … 714 more words


In memoriam.

Fair warning: this is going to be a loaded post.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my precious friend Cate, who took her life just over a year ago. 1,081 more words


Arguably Tom Stoppard’s most famous play, this intimate staging of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead provides just the right setting for the author’s treatise on mortality, conventional logic and theatre itself. 369 more words


Sunday Moment of Zen: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

No play fills me with more joy than Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Very few films do either. The movie version, directed by Tom Stoppard from his own play, is a glorious cacophony of slightly lumpy pacing and wonderful, chewy language. 180 more words

Sunday Moment Of Zen

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

We’re almost at the end of our ‘Shakespeare 400’ week, which will please those of you who feel as if you are standing in the yard of the present-day Globe and have needed to pee since Hamlet told Ophelia to ‘Get thee to a nunnery’ at Act 3 and your smart-arse mate has just reminded you that Hamlet is the longest Shakespeare play and implied that you are probably going to wet yourself before this whole Denmark palaver reaches its conclusion. 731 more words

Book Review

#190: Wheels

For day #2 of napowrimo, I offer up a found poem, a poem that steals its text wholesale from some other non-poetic source, say, a newspaper article, or a sign, or the print on a cereal box. 168 more words