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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Women in Love in Culpeper, Virginia, USA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on Yesterday at 11:38:48 PM »
Women in Love in the cinema for free!!
It is at the Packard Campus Theater on 11 Feb 2022.



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Sarah Kane discussion / Re: CRAVE noun or verb
« Last post by Iain Fisher on February 06, 2023, 11:12:38 PM »
Hi,

Crave is a verb with a few meanings but the closest I think is to long or yearn for someone.  As when one character says “I dream about you” they want or desire the other person.

I don’t know of crave as a noun, the noun would be craving.

Of course the title could refer to different things for different characters, just as in Kane’s play Phaedra’s Love the title is ambiguous, the love could be a person (the person Phaedra loves) or the feeling of love that Phaedra has.

I hope this helps.
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Sarah Kane discussion / CRAVE noun or verb
« Last post by adonisgaleos on February 05, 2023, 12:55:13 PM »
Do you happen to have any bibliography/ stories to share on whether Crave is a noun or a verb?
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Creation Stories and Uncertain Kingdom added
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 30, 2023, 04:50:30 PM »
Creation Stories, the film story of Alan McGee and Creation Records, the independent label of Jesus and the Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Oasis and many others. 
Click here http://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-film-2020s.html



The Uncertain Kingdom, a compilation of short films.  Steven Berkoff appears in one of the films, Ernie, directed by Ray Panthaki
Click here http://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-tv-2020s.html


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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Updates to Women in Love and Elgar
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 22, 2023, 11:34:17 PM »

"Rarely has a great novel been more lovingly, more sensitively or more knowingly brought to the screen" (Arthur Knight, quoted in Jane Jaffe Young, D.H. Lawrence on Screen, 1999, chapter 4).


"... we are exposed to contrapuntal images of blinded World War One mustard gas victims followed by accumulating shots of graves that undermine the jingoistic connotations that have been heaped onto the 'Land of Hope and Glory tune'.  These techniques recall the work of Sergei Eisenstein, a thinker and film practitioner whose ideas have much to offer in the analysis of Russell's films and the critical tirades that plague them" (Kay Dickinson, Off Key, 2008, chapter 3).
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Updates to A Season of Giants
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 14, 2023, 01:27:08 AM »
The page on television mini-series A Season of Giants is updated.  Steven Berkoff plays Savonarola, a role he would reprise in The Borgias.

Above Leonardo da Vinci try manned flight.
The page is here
http://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-news.html

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Athol Fugard discussion / The Island in Kenya
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 13, 2023, 08:05:11 PM »
Kenya National Theatre present Athol Fugard's The Island on 14 and 15 Jan 2023.

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


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Austin Shakespeare present "Master Harold"... and the Boys in a staged reading.  The director is Ann Ciccolella and the actors are Marc Pouhé,  Corey Allen and Justin Duggan.  It runs from 13- 15 Jan 2023.

"1950, in a small South African tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe".

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


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Sarah Kane discussion / Montrash / 4.48 Psychosis in Bangla
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 03, 2023, 06:44:31 PM »
Theatre troupe Spardha: Independent Theatre Collective present Montrash, a translation into Bangla of 4.48 Psychosis.

It is at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity in Dhaka from 5- 13 Jan 2023.

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


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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Novelisation of Gothic
« Last post by Iain Fisher on December 16, 2022, 09:21:33 PM »
Details of the novelisation by Stephen Volk are added to the Gothic page.


Click here
http://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-gothic.html
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