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The World Beaumont Congress

This week I’m attending the World Shakespeare Congress, with hundreds of people from around the world. I thought it would be funny to do some (very light) trolling of the conference hashtag #WSCongress16 by tweeting about Francis Beaumont, who also died 400 years ago this year. 399 more words

William Shakespeare

Theater Week - Call Me Up in Dreamland


Humbaba, from Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s The Beautiful Beast

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 8, 2016


The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. 549 more words

Triangle Theater

Kaboom (2010)


Polyamorous teens, witchcraft, science-fiction conspiracy theories, shoegaze soundtrack galore…yup, it’s a Gregg Araki film. Often shifting between nihilistic dramas and sprightly, wildly post-modern comedies, Araki is certainly one of the most unique and undervalued directors working today, and I honestly think that may have something to do with the sexually frank nature of his films, which embrace all types of experiences, something that’s too much for the sexually repressed nature of Western European civilisation. 67 more words

Film Reviews

Ten Live Tweeting Commandments: Part Two

This is going to make a lot more sense if you read Part One. I think I can only number it 1-5, but we  1,361 more words


Ten Live Tweeting Commandments: Part One

Last month marked the third iteration of an annual exercise in which I alienate a substantial proportion of my Twitter followers by posting a multi-day string of quotes from and riffs on the corpus of an early modern English playwright. 1,437 more words


Archive Feature • MOLL CUTPURSE — The Real Roaring Girl • 2003

1611, London: The Roaring Girl, a comedy by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, receives its world première, and who is there but the ‘roaring girl’ herself, Moll Cutpurse, one of the most notorious characters in London’s underworld, so infamous that she was even immortalised in print by Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones. 1,198 more words


SXSW 2016: "Jack Goes Home" Review

To call Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home an unconventional horror film would be a gross understatement. Its premise is familiar: a young man returns to his hometown after spending many years away only to discover that everything has changed. 415 more words