Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Laurence Olivier

Acting archive: Laurence Olivier in the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Richard III (1955).

Monday, 20 October 2014

Teenage Kicks

Song of the week: Teenage Kicks by the Undertones.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

East Is East

Text of the day: “I thought you were all supposed to be brothers, isn’t that what Islam teaches you? And these people were murdered with Korans in their hands.” (Ella in Ayub Khan Din’s East Is East)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

About being onstage

Quote of the day: “Today I am comfortable enough, and sometimes uncomfortable enough, to be myself on stage, in all its mess and glory. When I was younger I adopted lots of safety mechanisms and couldn't even make eye contact with the audience.” (Kate Tempest)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

About uncertainty

Quote of the day: “But the first thing I must impress on you is that my conclusions are doubly uncertain — uncertain not only because of my fallibility, but because diseases of the heart are eminently difficult to found predictions on. In any case, one can hardly increase appreciably the tremendous uncertainty of life.” (Lydgate in George Eliot’s Middlemarch)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Distance

Text of the day: “We strangers are famous for our particular brand of kindness. It is often remarked upon, in fact.” (Man in Deborah Bruce’s The Distance)

Monday, 13 October 2014

Autumn’s Child

Song of the week: Autumn’s Child by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band.