A Homework Assignment
I saw the stage version in London years ago with Diana Rigg as Mrs Venables. Diana Rigg was a force of nature. This is a fantastic suggestion. I had been listening to Werner Herzog narration during spells of insomnia but I'll swop Werner out for Williams. I can't imagine a better way to be lulled to sleep (and experience traumatic dreams about a suffocating parent relationship, exactly the headspace I'm looking for to inform the writing I'm working on at the moment - thanks again!).
And here I thought you were going to focus on the sensations in the body or what it feels like to be bored and stuck indoors. I like the plot twist, Chuck. Keeping us on our toes!
Thanks, Teach! Will get to work. Had my booster shot Friday, I’m out of it— Sassy close by giving comfort. Watched The Beatles “Get Back” sessions. 2 weeks to produce new material to finish their contract and live sessions. Whew. Magnificent.
Task completed (but will probably review/rehear). Will also try to get the written version from my usual place, a library warehouse that has supplied me with a Thom Johnston, an Amy Hemple and, this past week, Spanbauer’s “Faraway Places,” reeking of old cigarettes and yellowed a quarter of an inch into the sides of every page. At least it’s fully aired out now and, like the Williams play, its details, repetition, and gory details are bouncing around upstairs.
I found this compelling despite the pretty crap video quality. Maggie Smith especially was mesmerising. She had full control over the work. The repetition of language was indeed hypnotic.