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Question & Answer > more "loopy" problems (12 replies - 7720 views)

We're deserting microsoft in droves! I'm just slowly adjusting to my new iMac. It is beautiful. What tipped the balance for me- was an irritating problem on my pc- after ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 03:55 pm

Take the Stage > Brain Test (14 replies - 8551 views)

btw: Did anyone read the summary? If so, was it accurate? ...   Wed Apr 1st, 2009 06:43 am

Take the Stage > Brain Test (14 replies - 8551 views)

And here for what's its worth is mine: Auditory : 53% Visual : 46% Left : 58% Right : 41% regards Tim LG   ...   Wed Apr 1st, 2009 06:39 am

Question & Answer > mac v. pc (25 replies - 16594 views)

Absolutely agree re:backing up one's work. I've an external harddrive and a relatively new lap top-cheap as chips!  At the moment my PC is just about working but ...   Thu Mar 26th, 2009 07:37 am

Question & Answer > mac v. pc (25 replies - 16594 views)

I'm seriously looking to switch to a mac. My Pc, almost six years old now, is beginning to behave like an aged relative! I know about half ...   Wed Mar 25th, 2009 07:34 am

Take the Stage > EDD's BIG NIGHT (10 replies - 6216 views)

Just reading the programme makes me wish I could see the show. Congratulations have a great night, Edd. regards Tim L G ...   Fri Mar 20th, 2009 08:22 am

Take the Stage > Well Is it? (16 replies - 9102 views)

Yeah! I read this and thought: I think the "discoverer" should put their money where their mouth is and fund a performance of each of these new plays. Then ...   Thu Mar 19th, 2009 08:05 am

Reviews and Critiques > Letters From Beckett (2 replies - 2984 views)

Thanks for this. Letters sometimes add insight into an artist creative process tho' sometimes, as in the case of Larkin/Amis damage a reputation. regards Tim BTW Did you hear? There's a new ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 03:40 pm

Take the Stage > Latest First Line (16 replies - 9052 views)

  THE BANK OF ENGLAND:  (LOOKING UP AT LIGHTS): Ha Where were we? Our next meeting? A Scottish Play(An updated Macbeth) ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 02:41 pm

Take the Stage > Well Is it? (16 replies - 9102 views)

I mention "Bingo" though it's about an imagined Shakespeare and from a very Marxist imagination at that- it does provide a credible portrait of Shakespeare the ...   Fri Mar 13th, 2009 03:29 pm

Announcements > One week to opening night! (18 replies - 10262 views)

Break a leg! (assume this is said with an English accent) ...   Fri Mar 13th, 2009 03:16 pm

Take the Stage > Well Is it? (16 replies - 9102 views)

Oops! Have you seen Edward Bond's "Bingo"? I saw it in the late seventies with Gielgud as Shakespeare  and Arthur Lowe as Jonson. ...   Fri Mar 13th, 2009 09:24 am

Take the Stage > Well Is it? (16 replies - 9102 views)

Thank you, I enjoyed my evening (apart from struggling through the rush hour traffic to reach the theatre). Well, these are the pros and cons of living in ...   Fri Mar 13th, 2009 09:20 am

Take the Stage > Well Is it? (16 replies - 9102 views)

This has given me an appetite- which only a play can satisfy. So this evening I'm spending with "King Lear". Pete Postlethwaite's "King Lear" at The Young Vic. It ...   Thu Mar 12th, 2009 01:36 pm

Take the Stage > Well Is it? (16 replies - 9102 views)

Orson Welles thought there were too many coincidences for Oxford to be dismissed out of hand. Oxford was a high profile public figure and a politician. Rather ...   Wed Mar 11th, 2009 01:20 pm

Take the Stage > Well Is it? (16 replies - 9102 views)

I laughed out loud when I saw on the TV news that a portrait long thought to be "Lady Norton"  was now revealed to be the Earl ...   Tue Mar 10th, 2009 09:19 pm

Reviews and Critiques > John Updike, John Cheever, Dick Cavett interview 1981 (3 replies - 8965 views)

Thank you for this, M S. This kind of interview appears on UK TV- generally late, late and/or on the digital channel. regards  Tim L G ...   Fri Mar 6th, 2009 03:02 pm

Take the Stage > Free UK theatre tickets for 14 to 25 year olds....... (4 replies - 3935 views)

Hi, Swann! Congratulations to  you regards Tim L G ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2009 02:06 pm

Question & Answer > writers/playwrights in movies (13 replies - 10396 views)

There is one movie which takes in the whole theatrical process from inspiration through casting, rehearsal and performance: Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy". I'm not a great fan of ...   Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 12:51 pm

Question & Answer > writers/playwrights in movies (13 replies - 10396 views)

"Shakespeare in Love" ? ...   Sat Feb 21st, 2009 12:45 pm

Take the Stage > Happy Inauguration! (13 replies - 7354 views)

Belated congratulations. It's just like watching an episode of "The West Wing". The moral high ground? Yes, this is just where we (USA and UK) should be; I ...   Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 03:14 pm

Take the Stage > RIP, Harold Pinter (9 replies - 6493 views)

Thanks for that, Jim. I saw the original production at the -then -newly opened -National Theatre. At the end of Act One- Ralph Richardson would do his ...   Fri Jan 9th, 2009 08:00 am

Work-in-Progress > a publisher's question (20 replies - 16057 views)

The next best thing to seeing a play, is reading a play. I'm currently re-reading Harold Pinter. Someone-sorry-can't remember who-mentioned "Plays and Players"- I used to read ...   Fri Jan 9th, 2009 07:48 am

Take the Stage > RIP, Harold Pinter (9 replies - 6493 views)

I agree- we've lost a literary giant. Michael Gambon-quoted in "The Guardian"- calls him "our God". Hmm-don't know whether  that's going it a bit? "No Man's Land"- a ...   Thu Jan 8th, 2009 01:24 pm

Question & Answer > Reading plays online or hard copy? (5 replies - 4340 views)

Ten pages or so  on-line is about my limit. Even pdf. Anything longer and I would need a hard copy in order to read it, and understand  ...   Sat Feb 3rd, 2007 01:19 pm

Take the Stage > My Trial By Starbucks (26 replies - 15857 views)

So, there's no longer honey still for tea? Even in Cambridge? I'm sad but not surprised. "Sign o' the times". Only very old civil servants, like myself, know ...   Sat Feb 3rd, 2007 01:03 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Olde Time Music Hall (3 replies - 4961 views)

Fifteen in your family sounds like an old time Victorian family. Great! This made me laugh. When I was very young ; I supplemented my university grant ...   Sat Feb 3rd, 2007 12:40 pm

Question & Answer > Comedy writing (7 replies - 5539 views)

Hello, hello, hello Coincidently, I'm currently working on a sitcom pilot... (hard work isn't it,  Swann?) Struggling a bit on episode 2. Lacking confidence I'm testing ...   Wed Jan 31st, 2007 02:03 pm

Announcements > Tea & sympathy please…… (12 replies - 7941 views)

Commiserations, of course. But, as the previous posters observe, this is par for the course. Time for Plan B – the next project.   So, what if family ...   Sat Sep 2nd, 2006 09:40 am

Take the Stage > Report from Edinburgh Festival 2006 (12 replies - 8658 views)

I failed to add to my post of yesterday; how much I enjoyed Swann's review. The next best thing to seeing good theatre; is to read a ...   Thu Aug 31st, 2006 04:33 pm

Take the Stage > Report from Edinburgh Festival 2006 (12 replies - 8658 views)

"Tunes of Glory" is a fantastic British movie, full of all those familar faces. It's also a study of post-traumatic shock- the John Mills character has ...   Wed Aug 30th, 2006 04:08 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > Short (20 replies - 12182 views)

playfull wrote: Boz2 wrote: The only overheard I can remember was in a jewellers also- Next to me, an assistant was showing pendants on chains. She ...   Wed Aug 30th, 2006 07:05 am

Question & Answer > most overrated play? (40 replies - 26847 views)

Rhinofest? It does look like the place to go, Mark. John Osborne? I guess his public profile as a polemicist got in the way of people appreciating ...   Sun Aug 27th, 2006 11:46 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The sea for me is not like god. (5 replies - 5122 views)

This is really evocative of the sea and the loneliness of islands. I've visited Lundy and Lindesfarne Cul de Sac.] Small islands have a mystical quality no ...   Sun Aug 27th, 2006 08:35 am

Question & Answer > most overrated play? (40 replies - 26847 views)

To return to the subject of the most overrated play: The worst night I've spent in the theatre, was way back in the early days ...   Sun Aug 27th, 2006 08:20 am

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > By Way of Dessert (7 replies - 10315 views)

Thanks, Edd. This is more a sketch than a play - it even has a punchline. I was just thinking aloud after reading Kate's suggestion re: "Fast ...   Sun Aug 27th, 2006 08:09 am

Question & Answer > most overrated play? (40 replies - 26847 views)

I'm still working on Beckett, Mark. A few weeks ago, I saw "Eh Joe" in London with Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton; that is to ...   Sun Aug 27th, 2006 08:02 am

Question & Answer > most overrated play? (40 replies - 26847 views)

Beckett? I've seen most of his plays, as they've been revived in London, and seen actors as diverse as Max Wall and Billie Whitelaw. I wish I could ...   Sat Aug 26th, 2006 03:27 pm

Take the Stage > TPTT exiles............... (74 replies - 42377 views)

Hi Zab, Nice to hear from an old- ish friend. Boz2 PS, There's lots of room in the skip! ...   Sat Aug 26th, 2006 03:09 pm

Take the Stage > Ravenhill on teaching people to write plays (9 replies - 8438 views)

Edd, I, too, have a problem with the story, and with theatricality in general. I would guess this is because I studied English Literature at University; which ...   Mon Aug 14th, 2006 05:51 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello (3 replies - 3820 views)

hello, Limerick. Most of us here seem to be relatively new to this forum. It's a vibrant and stimulating place, indeed. I look forward to reading your work. ...   Mon Aug 14th, 2006 05:45 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > By Way of Dessert (7 replies - 10315 views)

Thank you to all those who commented on my previous effort, “Fast Food Drama” and who offered helpful suggestions. It’s ...   Mon Aug 14th, 2006 04:31 pm

Critique my Play > Fast food drama (14 replies - 10117 views)

Thanks to Edd and to Lostsocks and to all who took the rouble to respond to this effort. If I lost the women at end, Edd, and refined ...   Sat Aug 12th, 2006 07:19 pm

Question & Answer > most overrated play? (40 replies - 26847 views)

Tiny Alice was the first play I saw. We moved to London. My Auntie Gladys flew in from Los Angeles and swept us off ...   Sat Aug 12th, 2006 11:29 am

Question & Answer > Contracts (10 replies - 8451 views)

Mephisto? Now, you've made me want to watch that movie, right now. Ah, and over here out on DVD on 14/08/06. ...   Wed Aug 9th, 2006 04:53 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > Expatriate Marriage (9 replies - 11991 views)

Swann, I read this and enjoyed it greatly. There is honesty here and great charactisation. I think of the two versions, I prefer this one. I think you've taken ...   Mon Aug 7th, 2006 03:11 pm

Take the Stage > Ravenhill on teaching people to write plays (9 replies - 8438 views)

In another article further down the link: "The plays the thing...unless you're a novelist"; is a list of all the great novelists who failed or who ...   Mon Aug 7th, 2006 02:48 pm

Take the Stage > Thanks to Edd, Paddy and Paul! (11 replies - 8536 views)

Yes, Sincere thanks to you guys. Now, this is what I call a special relationship. PS, sorry I can't offer rubber or a deep dive into something ...   Fri Aug 4th, 2006 07:38 pm

Critique my Play > Fast food drama (14 replies - 10117 views)

Thank you, Kate. This is about the fastest piece I've written- both in terms of length and the time spent writing. Your idea...a series of short scenes ...   Fri Aug 4th, 2006 04:30 pm

Take the Stage > Kate's bits (22 replies - 13880 views)

Btw, Kate, you asked if I'd posted to this forum? See critique my play: fast food drama. Boz2 ...   Fri Aug 4th, 2006 02:56 pm


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