Five Songs

...to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music...John Donne (1572-1631) The above quote is from a sermon by John Donne and it is about what waits after death. It's something that I've found … Continue reading Five Songs

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

What: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhere: Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, LondonWhen: Saturday February 2, 2019 Full disclosure: I hadn't even heard of 'Pamela', by Samuel Richardson, until after I had booked tickets for this play. The playwright is Martin Crimp, the director is Katie Mitchell and the leads are Cate Blanchett and Stephen … Continue reading When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

On Criticism

We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.”Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist Sometimes, it's hard to take criticism as anything other than a personal attack. Sometimes, we ask for constructive criticism but what we really want is for someone to stroke our hair and tell us we're pretty. Accept the damn compliment. … Continue reading On Criticism