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Athol Fugard discussion / Re: Blood Knot in South Africa
« Last post by Iain Fisher on November 08, 2021, 06:15:56 PM »
The  production runs to 14 Nov 2021

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Tommy at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York
« Last post by Iain Fisher on November 05, 2021, 09:11:48 PM »
Tommy is showing at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on 13, 14 Nov 2021.

More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-news.html

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / The Devils notebook !!
« Last post by Iain Fisher on November 04, 2021, 06:38:25 PM »
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Athol Fugard discussion / The Road to Mecca in Ohio, USA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 29, 2021, 11:42:30 PM »
Dayton Theatre Guild in Ohio present The Road to Mecca from 3- 19 Dec 2021.

"Helen Martins is a South African woman living in a Christian community. She realizes she is getting older, and her neighbors expect her to move into a nursing home. Pastor Byleveld comes to her house to collect the papers approving her move, but Helen refuses to sign. Her friend, Elsa comes to visit from Cape Town, hoping to help settle the situation, and Helen’s neighbors are concerned about the odd sculptures Helen is creating in her yard."

More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/fugard/fugard-news.html
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Dudley on The Devils
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 24, 2021, 12:49:04 AM »
Dudley Sutton who played Baron De Laubardemont with good some short anecdotes on working on The Devils, including Fellini mentioning The Devils when he started working in Fellini's Casanova.

Sutton's other work with Ken includes Valentino and The Rainbow.  Recently he appeared with Steven Berkoff in Tell Tale Heart in 2019.

The link is here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZtmDhKmvdk
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Oliver Reed on The Devils
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 23, 2021, 11:49:30 PM »
Oliver Reed on The Devils, a few minutes from a Parkinson interview.  He says that neither he or Ken were ever paid for the film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y52KZqzjVs
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Bernard Haitink, Mahler conducter, dies
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 23, 2021, 09:50:18 PM »
The music on Ken's Mahler was conducted by Bernard Haitink. I saw Haitink conduct many times and he was one of the great conductors.  He was with the Dutch Concertgebouworkest for 65 (!) years, his first concert in 1939 (from NRC.NL 22 Oct 2021).  He was also conductor of the London Philharmonic from 1967- 1979 and the Royal Opera House London from 1987-2002.

He died on 21 Oct 2021 aged 92.  He will be missed and I will be playing all my Haitink CDs to remember him.  The image below is from the credits of Mahler
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Athol Fugard discussion / My Children! My Africa! in UA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 23, 2021, 07:46:48 PM »
Washington State Guild present My Children! My Africa! from 11 Nov- 15 Dec 2021.

"The great South African playwright’s meditation on education and its role in the struggle for justice, along with its sad limits in a culture of oppression and bigotry. In an Eastern Cape Karoo town in South Africa in 1984, devoted teacher Mr. M seeks to provide a future for his prize pupil Thami by forming a debate team with a bright student from the local white school, Isabel. But Mr. M’s hopes for Thami are challenged by their generational divide and the political violence brewing outside the classroom."

Details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/fugard/fugard-news.html

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Sarah Kane discussion / Re: 4.48 reference “les”
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 21, 2021, 10:06:08 PM »
Hi,

Sorry it appears an early draft version has somehow crept in.  I have tried to find the real version but no success.  I will recreate the page, but it might take a few weeks. If you have any specific questions happy to try and answer.

Iain

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Podcast on The Devils
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 21, 2021, 09:59:38 PM »
The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast presents a 30 minute discussion with Gretchen Felker-Martin on The Devils "A story about human fragility and the beauty of human frailty".

Good to hear people genuinely appreciating the film- like an idiosyncratic discussion between friends.

More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-news.html


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