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The Need for (Traditional) Narrative

As previously discussed, I’m enjoying Gilbert Sorrentino’s Pack of Lies, even if the third volume in the trilogy, Misterioso, is starting to feel a bit like overkill. 581 more words

How To Be A Nanny In A Haunted House: Recommended Resources For The Ambitious Childcare Provider

If you are an “exceptional live-in nanny” looking to join a “friendly family of four” — two kids, ages five and seven — who live in a “lovely, spacious, historic property in a remote spot with spectacular views” in the Scottish Borders, have I got a job for you. 1,742 more words


The Woman In Black West End Review: Don't Bother

Going to the theatre to review a play is a completely different experience from going to see a show for the sake of being entertained. You’re scratching things down, concerning yourself with the sound and lighting, and continually jolting your perceptive self into action as not to miss a single thing. 321 more words


Through A Glass Darkly ~ Looking Out With Henry James' Eyes?

Faithful followers of this blog will know that my home town of Much Wenlock was host to writer Henry James on three occasions. He came as guest of local worthies, the Milnes Gaskells who owned both the Prior’s House (which they called The Abbey) and  Wenlock Priory ruins. 408 more words


Quick Tuesday thoughts...

Got to hold some callbacks last night for The Turn Of The Screw that I’m directing for The Penny Seats in October. Man, I love watching what good actors do with good material. 162 more words

The Double by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Doppelgänger. The Other. Jekyll and Hyde. Whatever you want to call it, the concept of another self has been material for teenage coursework papers since the 1800s. 168 more words


Review: The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perhaps America’s greatest writer from our Realistic period, James’s ghost story sets itself above all the rest — and he has a lot to choose from. 238 more words

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