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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Teddy Girls photo book
« Last post by Iain Fisher on June 02, 2022, 06:37:47 PM »
21 of Ken's photos of Teddy Girls from 1955.  Nicely printed.  The cover is of Iris Thornton and the other Teddy Girls were Pat Wiles, Rose Price, Vera Harrison, Grace Living, Barbara Wood, Josie Buchan, Eileen Lewis, Rose Hendon, Mary Toovey and Jean Rayner.

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


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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Glenda Jackson season in London
« Last post by Iain Fisher on May 31, 2022, 10:29:04 PM »
The British Film Institute in London have a month long Glenda Jackson season in July including "Ken Russell’s fine take on DH Lawrence’s Women in Love" and The Rainbow.  Glenda got an Oscar for the performance in Women in Love, and the season includes her second Oscar film the comedy A Touch of Class.

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


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Another performance followed by a Q&A session in the Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm on 18 May 2022.  The show is followed by a Q&A session.
More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-news.html
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Athol Fugard discussion / Re: Blood Knot in South Africa
« Last post by Iain Fisher on May 03, 2022, 09:51:00 PM »
Market Theatre's production of Blood Knot comes to the Baxter in Cape Town.  It runs from 11- 28 May 2022.

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


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Sarah Kane discussion / Podcast
« Last post by Iain Fisher on April 13, 2022, 08:45:17 PM »
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Three Movies from Bona Fide Innovators Turn 50
« Last post by Iain Fisher on April 12, 2022, 10:51:50 PM »
From an article by Ed Symkus in The Arts Fuse, 11 Apr 2022

"Three singular voices – Ken Russell, Bob Rafelson, and Brian De Palma – all of whom had their careers in gear before the end of the previous decade, each of whom took interesting turns with the films they released in 1972".

"So, let’s say hello to three bona fide innovators, three singular voices – Ken Russell, Bob Rafelson, and Brian De Palma – all of whom had their careers in gear before the end of the previous decade, each of whom took interesting turns with the films they released in 1972 – Savage Messiah, The King of Marvin Gardens, and Get to Know Your Rabbit – and are now celebrating their 50th anniversaries"

The link is here
https://artsfuse.org/253898/film-commentary-three-movies-from-bona-fide-innovators-turn-50/

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Peter Mitchell and Valentino
« Last post by Iain Fisher on March 26, 2022, 07:43:16 PM »
Tony Bryant interviews Peter Mitchell in Sur in English, 25 Mar 2022.

"One of Peter's most memorable periods came while he was performing with the Minstrels in Blackpool, when he was asked to dance in a Ken Russell production called Valentino, a film based on the life of Italian movie star and sex symbol, Rudolph Valentino, which starred Rudolf Nureyev.

"Ken Russell was an amazing film director, of course, and I had an amazing six months filming in Blackpool. It was purely a dance part, no speaking. Watching Nureyev rehearse and perform everyday was just incredible, However, he could be really temperamental, but he was very much a star," Peter explains, with a hint of excitement, as he recalls the period"

The article is here
https://www.surinenglish.com/lifestyle/ardent-dedication-theatrical-20220325105503-ntvo.html
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / William Hurt
« Last post by Iain Fisher on March 14, 2022, 12:40:57 AM »
William Hurt has sadly passed away.

After a couple of television roles his career started with Altered States.  Not a bad place to start.


He appeared in major mainstream films such as Spielberg’s AI, but he also often undertook quirky films different from the mainstream, such as Children of a Lesser God (he won the Oscar for this), Kiss of the Spider Woman and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village.

My favourite, the little known Accidental Tourist
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Sarah Kane discussion / Re: Crave in Cambridge UK
« Last post by Iain Fisher on March 10, 2022, 07:29:14 PM »
from a review by Georgina Hayward, Varsity, 9 Mar 2022

"The cast in general more than live up to the challenges posed by the material. The difficult themes present in the script ask for a lot of sensitivity from the actors, not least from India Lewis, who carries off her emotionally intense role with a maturity that hits hard as we race towards the production’s conclusion".
More is here http://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html
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Sarah Kane discussion / Crave in Cambridge UK
« Last post by Iain Fisher on March 04, 2022, 07:07:10 PM »
Sarah Kane's Crave is on at the Corpus Playroom, ADC Theatre, Cambridge on 8- 12 Mar 2022.

'...it’s such a relief to have love again and to lie in bed and be held and touched and kissed and adored and your heart...'

From a desolate and unnamed city, four voices emerge. A, C, B and M desperately seek out love, touch and light, and in the process touch on life’s many ecstasies and heartbreaks.

Sarah Kane’s Crave is a beautiful and unnerving one-act play, meditating on desire, pregnancy, belonging and companionship.

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

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