Archive for: July, 2015

Uncategorized July 31, 2015

NEW BROOMS

My friends, my dear friends! Can I be silent, in leaving this house for evermore? Can I restrain myself, in saying farewell, from expressing those feelings which now fill my whole being … ? Gaev in Act IV of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard  I arrived back from New York last month not with a clutch

Uncategorized July 13, 2015

DANCING IN THE SHADOWS

But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us … WAITING FOR GODOT  Today is the day of Roger Rees’s funeral in New York. He leaves behind his companion of more than thirty years and spouse since 2011, the writer and producer Rick Elice. I simply want to post a phrase

Uncategorized July 12, 2015

ROGER REES (1944-2015)

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY Late as it is, I must mark the passing of Roger Rees. I visited him when I was working in New York last month; he was in hospital and on the last occasion,

Uncategorized July 4, 2015

THE POWER OF GOOD

If something is not impossible, then there must be a way to do it. Sir Nicholas Winton (1909-2015)  Soon after arriving home from New York I heard on the radio the news that Sir Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’, had died at the age of 106. Sir Nicholas is, in fact, one of the leading

Uncategorized July 3, 2015

SILENCE FULL OF MUSIC

People imagined they heard the actions they saw. The gestures alone supplied the place of the sweetness of the voice, of the energy of speech, of the charms of poetry. Giovanni-Andrea Gallini  A short film Kathleen and I made in New York, when I became an unofficial part of an installation by Parisian artist Philippe