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The Night Watch

24/05/16

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Based on Sarah Waters Booker-nominated novel, Hattie Naylor’s intriguing adaptation of The Night Watch relates a series of interwoven stories, pitched against the setting of the Second World War and its aftermath. 377 more words

Theatre

'A Painting. Gift For The Humanity From The One Who's Been Left Behind.'(12)

Rembrandt, (…) belongs to the race of artists who cannot have descendants, the race of Michelangelo, the race of Shakespeare, of Beethoven; like these Prometheuses of art he wanted to ravish the celesti al fife, to put the vibrations of life into still form, to express in the visible, that which by its very nature is non-material and undefineable’.  1,559 more words

BIG ART THEORY - STORY

Spring, a Good Time to Visit Amsterdam

Our trip to Holland included two days in Amsterdam, arriving at noon and leaving mid-afternoon the next day. It was not nearly enough time to see everything this charming city has to offer but I loved every minute. 455 more words

Travel

BOOKS REVIEWS: THE VEGETARIAN, RING ROADS AND THE NIGHT WATCH

First up The Vegetarian by South Korean writer Han Kang. The structure is a triptych of stories. The first one is written from the point of view of the husband of the woman who becomes the vegetarian. 639 more words

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters


On Structure and Chronology

There aren’t many writers I trust completely, but Sarah Waters is one of them. Regardless of where she takes me, I know she’ll get me there and back safely, whether it’s a Victorian insane asylum or an ambiguously creepy manor house post-WWI. 544 more words

Essays

Flashmob recreates Rembrandt's The Night Watch

I love this flashmob, it is a few years old now, but wish I had been there!  I think we saw The Night Watch on our trip to Amsterdam. 77 more words

Blog

Tipping My Hat to Sarah Waters

Sometimes I go through periods when I can’t find anything to read in my leisure time that is really captivating. That happened to me a few weeks ago.  804 more words

Books