Something missing indeed
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Something missing indeed


ROH and the Verfremdungseffekt “There’s something missing,” sang Kurt Streit as Jimmy McIntyre in the Royal Opera House presentation of Bert Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny. He was right. What was missing was any acknowledgment of what differentiates this work from the run-of-the-mill productions we usually see on the … Continue reading

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Working on weekly video stream


Countdown to Virtual Meeting Point May 6, 2014, 8pm GMT Preparatory work on my Youtube video stream is proceeding as I experiment with the various options. My hope is to run a weekly “Virtual Meeting Point” every Tuesday evening, target date May 6, 2014, under various headings: Culture (spelled Kulcher), covering music (probaby featuring a … Continue reading

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Russian Stalingrad 3D movie now on general release


But Bradford’s not showing it on the IMAX Screen. The nearest IMAX showing is at Birmingham Cineworld. Cineworld – Bradford Vicar Lane, Bradford Leisure Exchange, Bradford ‎11:25‎  ‎14:30‎  ‎17:30‎  ‎20:30‎ Showcase Cinemas Leeds Birstall, Gelderd Road, Batley ‎21:55‎ Bradford showings are not IMAX Why Stalingrad should always be called Stalingrad In 1961 they renamed the city Volgograd because … Continue reading

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A poem & 2 plays for Holocaust Memorial Day


A Memorial Service I have been mourning the dead of the Holocaust. A friend of mine who was sheltered from the SS by Belgians gave a very moving testimony. I was glad that the service sheet mentioned the gypsies and homosexuals and Communists who died alongside the Jews. I was glad that they mentioned Rwanda … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Astrologers come to worship


Matthew 12, verses 1-16 [1] Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, [2] Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come … Continue reading