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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (2/2)

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (2/2)

So, you’ve read my plot summary. You’ve probably got some ideas about what I liked and didn’t like about the show. Now let’s look at it more closely! Lord of the Dance is a classic good vs evil story, but that doesn’t mean it’s not problematic, and actually, this production was one of the most sexist productions I’ve ever seen. Okay, maybe “sexist” is too strong a word — misogynistic? Nah, let’s stick with sexist, because I can actually spell…

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (1/2)

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (1/2)

I just got back from watching Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the London Palladium. I treated myself to a ticket because, hey, I felt like it, and headed up there this afternoon to go see a show that’s had a fairly major impact on my life over the last five years. Unfortunately, my review of it got really long, so I’m splitting it into two posts just to save your eyesight. This is part one: in which Miriam…

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Subjunctive History

Subjunctive History

“It’s subjunctive history. You know, the subjunctive? The mood used when something may or may not have happened. When it is imagined.” My parents persuaded me to watch The History Boys a little while ago and, as they expected, I loved it. It’s a very funny, very profound film, and I’m astonished that it took me this long to get around to it. It’s a snapshot of an education system that doesn’t exist any more, but that doesn’t mean it’s…

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Drafts and Books

Drafts and Books

My Third Draft Is Still Alive! My third draft is now 20 (17) pages long now, so I’ve done six today. I’ve also reordered a large dollop of plot/character development, and I’m planning to add in a couple of extra characters too. It’s funny, isn’t it, how my second draft was almost the same as the first but better written, and my third draft is completely different? That’s what happens when you get a second opinion, though. I have a…

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