Archive for: January, 2011

Uncategorized January 17, 2011


I am saddened to hear of Susannah York’s death. Her special radiance survives in her film performances, but just now I am remembering watching her from the wings one night in Stratford, being superlative as she spoke Gertrude’s speech, ‘There is a willow grows aslant a brook’ (Hamlet Act IV, sc.vii), describing Ophelia’s death to Laertes and the …

Uncategorized January 16, 2011


                    A hundred thousand welcomes. I could weep                     And I could laugh, I am light and heavy. Welcome.                                          …

Uncategorized January 14, 2011


Apologies for the uncharacteristic gap this week. Book deadlines have loomed (and been met) and plans for the National Theatre Platform on 23 March are afoot. Hope to make up for my momentary silence this weekend. Updates to my website will also appear very soon, including the latest news on the book’s publication and related events. …