November verse 6: While they're counting The BOM predicted wind and drizzle but today dawned clear and still. In bed we did our daily puzzle, read the news, then took our pills, had juice, poached eggs on toast (with pepper). I showered, shaved and, feeling dapper went out shopping while you made a marinade and ironed and laid the table for tonight's four dinner guests. I vacuumed, rehung art. You whipped up a sweet lime tart. Refresh, refresh, there's still no winner. Downstairs hung their washing out. Refresh, refresh, it's still in doubt.
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- The Outfit (Graham Moore 2022) 28 March 2023A neat play-like movie with Mark Rylance at the centre of it as an Englishman with a tailor shop in gangster Chicago in the 1950s.
- Belvoir: Into the Woods (James Lapine & Steven Sondheim 1987) 26 March 2023Image from Belvoir websiteThis is a brilliant production of a great piece of theatre, directed by Eamon Flack, with music re-orchestrated for piano(s) by Guy Simpson, and an ingenious use of Belvoir's open stage set-up.
- The Years (Annie Ernaux 2008, translation by Alison L Straya 2017) 21 March 2023From last years Nobel Prize laureate
- In Our Blood (2023) 21 March 2023Not a documentary about AIDS arriving in Sydney, but it's hard to tell what it is. At least it understands that Australian governmental response to AIDS was vastly different from what happened in the USA. A Neil Blewett figure is there.
- Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare Company) 18 March 2023Hazem Shammas and Jessica Tovey make a great Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. His non-Angle music makes the language sing, and the stage just lights up every time she's there. Some of the early exposition was incomprehensible gabble, but judging from conversations I overheard in the foyer that didn't matter too much because most of the audience, possibly […]
- The Outfit (Graham Moore 2022) 28 March 2023
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