Sunday, January 11, 2009

White fur, not them and cast of four.

1. A second frosty day and every twig has a white fur coating.

2. At the market, the goats cheese man blows his fingers. The fishmongers hands are blue and red raw. I'm glad to be going home.

3. A Christmas present of a trip to the theatre, John Buchan's The 39 Steps. A cast of four chase a villainous German spy from London to Scotland via music hall and a shadow puppet show. On the playwriting course I did, we were often told that a script has more chance of being accepted if it will turn into a low-budget play. That might sound sad, but actually the challenge of working with a limited cast and simple (or non-existant) scenery inspires.

4 comments:

  1. all exceptional pictures now implanted in my brain sandy

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  2. great word pictures. The 39 Steps reminds me of the 1930s black and white which was so good - it was also very spare -
    Ellouise

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  3. I know what you mean. I've always been a fan of those all in one room with just two or three people plays - 'The Glass Menagerie' is one of my favourites.

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  4. I did Glass Menagerie at GCSE -- I didn't really appreciate it at the time; but looking back now, I can see what a clever and fascinating piece of work it is. I love the unicorn that had an operation to make him like the horses.

    I'd love to see the 39 Steps film -- funnily enough, it was on TV the night we came back from the theatre. But we were 39ed out, so we didn't watch it.

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