Archive for: February, 2010

Uncategorized February 28, 2010

AND ONE MAN IN HIS TIME

My blogs, including my first Bard Blog, have been variously criticized for not being blogs at all, far too long (never far too short), and even, for resembling every other blog. So I thought if I featured a short piece of footage of me speaking Shakespeare in my one-man show of 1999, at least it

Uncategorized February 21, 2010

CRY ‘GOD FOR HARRY! ENGLAND AND SAINT GEORGE!’

This week, the first of three ‘Bard Blogs’. And, after all last Sunday’s talk of England, my inaugural Shakespearean post takes its cue, literally, from a speech I made nearly two years ago on St George’s Day: Madam Mayor, my lords, ladies and gentlemen, such is the honour of being asked to speak at this

Uncategorized February 14, 2010

ON ENGLAND’S PLEASANT PASTURES SEEN

This week I want to take you to a very precise and, at the moment, highly sought-after spot in London, surrounded by pink plasterwork inside a building that seems to be posing as a cake, iced ambitiously by a master confectioner with theatrical aspirations. I had managed to procure H20, the end seat on the

Uncategorized February 7, 2010

RARE GLIMPSES, I

‘They’ would rather I did not divulge any news of the part I have landed until the project has been officially launched. However, having, since the launch of my Weekly Post, promised a glimpse of my painting in progress, ‘Sophie and the Unicorn’, I thought it fitting this Sunday to compose two blogs, a double

Uncategorized February 7, 2010

RARE GLIMPSES, II

Donner’s Painting The wayward paint and wilful sable brush find me, unable, undeft, laborious, not the ideal painter of a fable – ‘A naked woman sitting about a garden  with a unicorn eating the roses.’ Inching, dragging, dabbing, staring, caring and correcting, and revising these poses of derivative devising – how many yestermorns must there