Category: Film reviews
Troilus and Cressida or a good, hard look at the footprint of something short of an idealised and benevolent God
Many don’t like realistic theatre. We don’t want to pay good money to see a story where (unlike our everyday lives) the loose ends are not tied up. Such untidiness threatens our personal cosmologies – i.e. the carefully constructed psychologically spatial orientation through which we view the world.
The Duchess – past and present
Researching for my new novel (Lords & Lies), my husband and I recently watched the film ‘The Duchess’ – which is based on the true life story of the Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (an ancestor of Princess Diana). In her time (1757-1806), Georgina was beautiful, glamorous, and a trendsetter in fashion and politics. She was…