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An Absurd Recommendation

For those of you who don’t know, absurdism is a term used to describe certain types of literature. It is described as focusing “on the experiences of characters in situations where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events that call into question the certainty of existential concepts such as truth or value.” Though the genre does not appeal to everyone, it certainly does to many. 95 more words

Seafaring men, sir. They say they have letters for you. – HAMLET IV vi

In pulling out the previous post title (and remembering one from a couple of months ago regarding the same scene), I’m was hit by the notion that the reason scenes like that are often trimmed mercilessly or cut entirely (besides of course the human bladder) is the very reason people love particular episodes of the better episodes of this New Golden Age of Television we’re in. 622 more words


Autumnal — nothing to do with leaves. It is to do with a certain brownness at the edges of the day … Brown is creeping up on us, take my word for it … Russets and tangerine shades of old gold flushing the very outside edge of the senses… deep shining ochres, burnt umber and parchments of baked earth — reflecting on itself and through itself, filtering the light. 30 more words
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Daniel Radcliffe is Rosencranz (or Guildenstern)

Today the Old Vic Theatre dropped the big news for all Tom Stoppard fans out there. In a blog post announcing their shows for the 2017 season, it was revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will play Rosencrantz in the upcoming revival of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”. 209 more words


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

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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