Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mark Twain and Terence O’Brien on Courage

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose application of the word. Consider the … Continue reading

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Fu-kyo-chi-in – a Japanese Jazz Trio

Below is the only review I’ve written which I’m anything like content with, and even then I wish it was much better. But the trio seem to have liked it because they have it on their website. I wrote my … Continue reading

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Moliere and Laurel & Hardy and a letter to a theatre company

My first letter of appreciation to performers was in the late 1980s, to a Cambridge Theatre Company production of Moliere’s “The Misanthrope“, with Tessa Peake-Jones as a very good Celemine. There are various ways to do the end of the … Continue reading

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Salome – Camden Studio Theatre – Spring 1994 – a letter

A letter I sent in 1994. This was the third letter of appreciation I’d sent to performers. (For the first letter, see the next post. The second letter was to two Indian Kathak dancers I’d seen in Bournemouth in 1991: … Continue reading

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Why I follow Yellow Earth Theatre and similar companies

In the early 1990s I was very interested in theatre and frequently travelled 150 kilometres from Bournemouth to London, mostly to see fringe theatre productions. In January 1991 the 17th century tragedy “The Changeling” by Middleton and Rowley was being … Continue reading

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