Archive for: April, 2010

Uncategorized April 23, 2010

WHILE THY BOOKE DOTH LIVE, AND WE HAVE PRAISE TO GIVE

I am remembering one of Shakespeare’s birthdays: a party in 1967, aloft in the Old Vic rehearsal room after a matinée. It was attended by us National Theatre actors, now so recently the resident company. We felt, I think, rather up to the moment (we had done a matinée of Zeffirelli’s audaciously colourful and riotous

Uncategorized April 11, 2010

BRINGING HOME THE BACON

I’ve never tried to get onto the performance poetry circuit. This circuit suits me well: I imagine the audience, and rehearse alone with them that conundrum of sharing confidence whilst steering the dangerous course between self-revelation and self-indulgence. The short webcam film is, like a doodle on a restaurant napkin, confined within limits; at the

Uncategorized April 10, 2010

COMING ATTRACTION

In touch with Kathleen across the world in the Sydney ‘editing suite’, I can report that we are a little more advanced this week and hope to post Aloft (ostensibly about the faithful reconstruction of Francis Bacon’s London studio in his home city of Dublin) during the course of Sunday Greenwich Mean Time. It continues

Uncategorized April 3, 2010

HIS LATE MASTER’S VOICE

Bear with me, but understanding things in theory is no substitute for understanding through hands-on experience. Perhaps that’s why so many government attempts to improve the way things work go wrong, though in Melvyn Bragg’s The City, Part Two on BBC Radio 4 this week we learned that it was only the intervention of government,