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Sarah Kane discussion / 4.48 Psychosis in Wales
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 12, 2021, 08:10:32 PM »
"After a sell-out run in 2018, Deafinitely Theatre's extraordinary production of Sarah Kane’s masterpiece comes to Wales.

The early hours of the morning. You’re alone, with only your thoughts. How did you get here? And how do you get out?"

Deafinitely Theatre’s celebrated bilingual [British Sign Language and spoken English] performance of 4.48 Psychosis is on at the Wales Millennium Centre - Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru in Cardiff from 20- 23 Nov 2021.  More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html

This performance is highly recommended.

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Athol Fugard discussion / A Place with the Pigs in the USA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 11, 2021, 10:46:10 PM »
A Place with the Pigs in Wisconsin, USA

The College of Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater present A Place with the Pigs from 5-9 Oct 2021.  It is at the Barnett Theatre in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.

"Based on an absurd but true story and directed by Bruce Cohen, this poignant and sometimes hilarious tale is about a Russian soldier who deserted during World War II and spent ten years hiding in his pigsty. As the play begins, Pavel Ivanovitch is preparing to rejoin the world and throw himself on the mercy of his countrymen… Will Pavel Ivanovitch ever be able to leave the pigsty, or is it his only safe haven?".

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Sarah Kane discussion / Crave in Tasmania, Australia
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 07, 2021, 10:57:20 PM »
“In a damaged world, four characters search for the light. Angry, funny, defiant, kind and cruel, Crave is a deeply personal meditation on the meaning of love.
Pulsing with loss and longing, its resonance will be doubly powerful as we begin to reconnect our lives after the loneliness and seclusion inflicted by a global pandemic”.



It is on from 12- 20 Nov 2021 at MAC in Tasmania, Australia. More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Please, help me to find in Net some Ken's films!
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 07, 2021, 08:47:13 PM »
The Devils and the documentary Hell on Earth about the film are available on-line, along with other goodies.


More details here
http://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-news.html
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Athol Fugard discussion / Re: Blood Knot in South Africa
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 07, 2021, 08:14:57 PM »
Craig Palm has pulled out citing health reasons.
He is replaced by Francois Jacobs.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Keith Moon meets Oliver Reed for Tommy
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 02, 2021, 09:56:54 PM »
How true stories are invented.

How Keith Moon met Oliver Reed for Ken's Tommy
"Peter Butler, Moon’s trusty battle-hardened companion, remembers flying with [Moon] towards the gates of Reed’s dastardly domain. “All I can remember,” he vaguely recalls, “Is flying in by helicopter and Oliver Reed out on his rooftop with this 12-ball shotgun, just going blam, blam! We were scared, Keith was scared, and I was too... Most scared out of everyone, however, was no doubt the beleaguered pilot of the helicopter who had merely been chartered in the morning for what he thought was a routine trip above the picturesque realm of the old English countryside. Now, he was having to dip and weave the run-around chopper like some Hollywood Apache to avoid a half-dressed renowned British thespian from plucking them out of the sky with an unceasing onslaught of fire"

This is by Tom Taylor from Far Out on 1 Oct 2021 here
https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/keith-moon-oliver-reed-first-meeting/

Compare with
"At lunchtime Keith decided to drop into Ken Russell’s office and mentioned that he’d like to meet Ollie before they started filming, Ken immediately got on the phone to Ollie and suggested a meeting, Ollie invited us to Broome Hall afternoon so we were off to Battersea Heliport where we boarded a helicopter to take us there.   We arrived on his front lawn shortly afterward, unfortunately frightening his pregnant horses,  Ollie was standing there in the doorway holding two-pint mugs whisky for us.   He was a charming host and invited us to stay for dinner!"
This is from Dangerous Minds 21 Jan 2011 here
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/incredible_friendship_oliver_reed_keith_moon
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Athol Fugard discussion / Blood Knot in South Africa
« Last post by Iain Fisher on October 01, 2021, 10:50:09 PM »
Craig Palm and Mncedisi Shabangu perform Blood Knot in The Market Theatre, South Africa. It is on from 15 Oct 2021. The director is James Ngcobo.

More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/fugard/fugard-news.html
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Sarah Kane discussion / 4.48 Psychosis in Belgium
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 26, 2021, 08:47:27 PM »
4.48 Psychosis is presented as part of the OPAC Festival in Brussels on 12 Oct 2021.

"Le collectif 4.48 est de retour avec une unique date Ă  Bruxelles dans le cadre du festival Ă©tudiant du cercle OPAC".

Details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / 10 best films of 1969
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 26, 2021, 08:26:07 PM »
Graeme Ross gives his view of "The 10 best films of 1969"

10 They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Sidney Pollack)
9 Women in Love (Ken Russell)
8 Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper)
7 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill)
6 Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler) - [don't know this one]
5 Z (Costa-Gavras)
4 Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger)
3 Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville) - [don't know this one]
2 Kes (Ken Loach)
1The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)

An interesting list, I might not agree with the order, but the choice seems good.
It is from The Independent, the link is here
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/best-films-1969-midnight-cowboy-b1927197.html
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