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Archive for April, 2012

‘The Shipwreck Trilogy’

It’s not a “trilogy’ at all, but the three Shakespeare plays involving shipwrecks are presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company with an ensemble company in 2012.

Reviews of all three are here:

The Comedy of Errors – RSC 2012

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Twelfth Night-RSC-2012

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The Tempest- RSC 2012

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The Band website

The Band site is back on line.

 

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RIP Levon Helm

Levon Helm of The Band died this afternoon after a long battle with cancer. Levon’s voice was the soundtrack to so many of the most important moments of my life, The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, King Harvest, Daniel and The Sacred Harp  all have very personal meaning to me, and so does his singing and playing to the lives of so many others. His indomitable spirit shines out, as it always has. If you have to list the men I have admired most in my life, Levon Helm is right in the first rank. My thoughts to Sandy Helm, Amy Helm, Garth and Maud Hudson, Robbie Robertson and all his family and friends.

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The Unthanks

My fourth concert by The Unthanks at The Point, Eastleigh reviewed today. Brilliant as ever, and no songs from December’s show. Very few from last Spring!

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Carnage

Review of Polanski’s Carnage added under Film Reviews.

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Gigs, venues and prices

Thoughts on gigs, venues and pricing in general added today. This is also a post on The Band Guestbook. I’m interested in comments.

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The Seven Year Itch

Review of George Axelrod’s play, The Seven Year Itch added. Salisbury Playhouse.

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