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Pirandello's The Mountain Giants - Hartley, Ionian Productions, the O'Reilly Theatre 2012

Books + Ideas — November 2012

The Mountain Giants is a complex play, further complicated by having been left unfinished by Luigi Pirandello. more

theatre: the Odyssey + the Story of the Four Minute Mile

Books + Ideas — May 2012

We saw two plays last week, both of them rather non-traditional. The Odyssey was an aleatoric reworking of The Odyssey, while The Story of the Four Minute Mile was told as the audience walked around the racetrack where Roger Bannister ran the first four minute mile in 1954. more

Clytemnestra - the Oxford Greek Play

Books + Ideas — November 2011

On Friday Camilla and I went to see the "Oxford Greek Play" Clytemnestra (actually Aeschylus' The Libation-bearers, or Choephoroi). more

The Red and the Black, dramatised

Books + Ideas — February 2011

On Thursday Camilla and Jenny and I went to a performance of a theatre adaptation of Stendhal's The Red and the Black, in Mansfield College chapel. This was an amateur production - the actors, director and production team are all students - but I thought it was rather good. more

Wellcome Collection + The Habit of Art

Books + Ideas — July 2010

On Saturday our friends Val and Paul took us to see Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art, at the National Theatre in London. more

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