Archive for: April, 2012

Uncategorized April 25, 2012

SHEDDING THE RIGHT LIGHT

There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. Alexis de Tocqueville (1831) A slightly belated film in honour of the Bard’s birthday.   On the subject of suburban and Shakespearean activity, Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928), President of the Royal Academy, who painted this famous Pre-Raphaelite image of

Uncategorized April 22, 2012

POSTCARDS TO THE BARD

            Bright baffling Soul, least capturable of themes,
             Thou, who display’dst a life of common-place,
             Leaving no intimate word or personal trace
             Of high design outside the artistry
        

Uncategorized April 6, 2012

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, PART II

               We shall not cease from exploration                And the end of all our exploring                Will be to arrive where we started                And know the place for the first

Uncategorized April 5, 2012

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, PART I

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. Charles Dickens Part II coming soon …

Uncategorized April 5, 2012

POST IMMINENT

Apologies for the hiatus in weekly posting. A bumper Easter edition of the blog, in two cinematic parts, is coming very soon. STAY TUNED. Photo by EP