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#31 Elissa


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Posted 16 August 2006 - 05:41 AM

Alan Stanford is likely among the best living authorities on Wilde and I thought it, you're right, not a happy bookend to the play, but a profound one, and fun. Course, Wilde didn't end his life on much of an upnote, but I thought that the pre-and prologues did serve the play well in so far as they illuminated both the work contextually and the radical profile Wilde's historical figure(ine) cut. I like too that this production pulled no punches portraying the Importance's farcical elements in addition to its ferociously tragic side. No pussyfooting here, eh.

& thanks for the congrats, Tamar and Abby. It's been great fun.

Also caught Ken Loach's brilliant new film, The Wind that Shook the Barley in Dublin, which we loved.
i find it wildly amusing because i'm mildly drunk. -helena