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Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

26 juillet 2008 6 26 /07 /juillet /2008 18:41
I cannot remember the last time I went to an open air theatre  and certainly  the last Shakespearean  play outdoors was some more than 20 years at Ludlow Castle and it was Macbeth. I was carried across the  field by a stranger because it was so muddy after the rain. 

Anyhow I suggested to Penny who came up from Reading way - that we met up in London to see Twelfth Night - one of my favourite plays - at Regents Park. We decided to go to the afternoon showing. What I did not know was that there were rail works and a journey which normally took 1 hour and 15 mins took nearly 3 hours and went via Ealing Broadway. Still I got there and we met up on Baker Street, had lunch and caught up on news.

The cast was superb and I thought it was excellently done. My one disappointment was the person who played Viola, who seems to shriek through the play and while she is supposed to be foil to Olivia, she did not match or come close to it. The actress who played Olivia was well within her element and I am sure the resemblance to Madonna was not a coincidence. My favourite was Feste the jester. He was really good in playing the fool and singing the serious airs.

Here is a photo of Maria, Olivia's serving lady and Feste before one of the staff told me I was not supposed to take photos.

Regents Park Twelfth Night - Maria and Feste

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