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london’s hidden rivers and hamlet

london’s hidden rivers, by david fathers north of the thames (west to east) Stamford Brook Counter’s Creek River Westbourne River Tyburn River Fleet Hackney Brook River Walbrook south of the thames (west to east) Falcon Brook River Effra River Neckinger … Continue reading

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being adam golightly and the ferryman

being adam golightly an account of how a middle-aged widower with kids has begun to rebuild not his life but a new one – ‘not the same life as before but just a bit crappier’, but something different the account … Continue reading

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Boxes

Space Oddity Boxes pimped in transformative ending Grease, Withnail on betrayal of youth in achieving worldly success About getting jobs, crappy jobs, selling out Technical skill in devising and moving the boxes, symbols at first of constraint and social straitjacketing … Continue reading

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Oedipus at Colonus (King’s College production and subsequent rereading)

After seeing King’s College do this in Greek last week I thought I’d read this, for the first time in 30 years. Quite different from what I’d remembered, and from what I’d told the kids on the train, and, strangely, … Continue reading

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“No Exit” (“Huis Clos”) by Jean-Paul Sartre

[play text] Three characters shown to the same room by a valet. It’s Hell, and the whips, fires and electrodes are replaced by three characters in the same room. It’s the source of the well-known “Hell is other people”, a … Continue reading

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