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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. 
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The Uncertain Kingdom, a compilation of short films.  Steven Berkoff appears in one of the films, Ernie, directed by Ray Panthaki
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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).
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

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.

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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 PouhĂ©,  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".

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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.

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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.

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Updates to The Rainbow and to Weill and Lenya
« Last post by Iain Fisher on December 14, 2022, 09:08:51 PM »
Extensive updates to the page on The Rainbow
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Also updates to the play Weill and Lenya
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Crimes of Passion in Austin, USA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on December 07, 2022, 06:25:39 PM »
Crimes of Passion is on at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas.  It is showing on 7 Dec 2022.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / The Dance of the Seven Veils coming on Blu-ray
« Last post by Iain Fisher on November 07, 2022, 07:01:07 PM »
The copyright on Richard Strauss' music has expired, so there is no legal obstruction to presenting The Dance of the Seven Veils.  The BFI are looking at issuing a Blu-ray.  More details when known.

Thanks to Alex for the information.

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