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Monthly Archive for May, 2008

Hooray

quotes in this post are taken from company websites Feels like ages since I last dissed Shakespeare. As ardent readers of this journal may have noticed, I have no time for the fellow and consider him directly responsible for the complacently novelistic condition of much British mainstream theatre. (Yes, I know it doesn’t follow but […]

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It said in the paper that among the cheating techniques used by the recently heavily fined game show broadcaster ITV was the pre-selection of contestants based on an assessment of ‘whether they would be suitably lively on camera.’ On one occasion, ‘a winner who was already known to the production team was chosen because they […]

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The Guardian runs a piece about the rash of current imported US TV series featuring the adventures and misfortunes of nerds. Bryan Fuller, the creator of Pushing Daisies feels, according to the article, that “…in America, we need heroes. There is a lot of powerlessness given our current administration.” An inverted logic suggests, it seems, […]

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We Can Can

Leake Street, round the back of Waterloo Station, Sunday after London votes for a clown. Thousands enter Banksy’s tunnel for the Cans Festival. Banksy has invited can artists from all over. Keen crowds necessitate heavy polite presence. The arcade beckons. As far as the eye. All the way down. Not just Banksy’s sharp stencils but […]

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