Extract from Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden.
Japan,The Geipei War, 1180-1185 BC Characters: Tomo-e Gozen, Lady Samurai, Captain of Lord Kiso’s army Lord Kiso, also known as General Yoshinaka, head of the Minamoto clan Bushi Women: 7 women representing the Bushido Virtues: Honour, Loyalty, Benevolence, Honesty,...
The streets were plunged knee-deep in rotten snow,
The rooftops bent by heavy bags of cloud.
He waded through the city’s overflow
Of murky figures in the sombre crowd
Bags x-rayed and the body scanner. The day before the Workers Party, a lad had called them after some head scratching, passed through the road dividing the East and West towers. It was unlikely that any of those chaps had ever gained admittance to these polished halls.
There are songs of the seasons and this one was Strahan singing to you as you laid your yes on my shoulder, mad, rushed, passing by outside.
To pick up a book from a tradition I am not familiar with, which I have arrive at through elusive references and recommendations, I need to set aside some reservations and a little self-consciousness.
A discussion on the nature of translation, language and meaning with the acclaimed Japanese translator, Polly Barton.
A one-act play exploring the use of absurdity in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party.
You’re going to do something bad to that boy, I told her. You’re going to ruin him. I don’t know what you’re talking about, she said. She was in a black dress and you couldn’t guess her age. We weren’t going out after all, on account of the rain.
Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, where the unexplainable, is normalized and the mundane is celebrated.
Five panels (and white gutter) with a rollerball black pen on A4 printer paper on the question of what to do when you are in the uncomfortable position of being stared at by an actor.