No matter how briefly/intermittently you are able to appear here it is always refreshing and insightful and a true joy to have you. Your reports from Edinburgh are always filled with astute observations while carefully intermingling critique and dramaturgy. Most importantly, they are fun to read.
I want to quote one of your observations of one person shows for all playwrights on The Forum:
"I hate it when people do one-man shows and in telling stories of their lives they expose so graphically their failings as a human beings but they have no idea they are doing it. One sees so clearly the limitations of the person - their degree of self-knowledge -- in these one hour comedy shows. And it is awful. I think the guy's name was (Please note Swann and all, I left out his name out of a sense of charity and as a public service - IMR) but it's not worth a Google. His observations were not at all insightful nor were they funny. I felt sorry for him but you know something? He has my eleven pounds to comfort him."
Thanks as always,
My very best,
in media res
Last edited on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 03:12 pm by in media res