Tagged with drama

The Drowned Man : A Hollywood Fable

There has been a bit of a fuss lately in Britain on the imbalance of arts funding, with far more going to London; the response from some is to move some of the major institutions such as the British Museum – the biggest attraction in the country to somewhere up north, as if this would … Continue reading

An Act that Turned Playwrights into Novelists

An Act that Turned Playwrights into Novelists

In 1737 London had 4 or 5 legitimate theatres and minor playhouses, ie the Theatres Royal Drury Lane and Covent Garden, the New Theatre at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Goodman’s Theatre Ayclife Street and the Little Theatre Haymarket which was famous for Fielding’s satirical attacks on the government, specifically the Prime Minister Walpole, in Tom Thumb, … Continue reading

New/Old Word : Doll

New/Old Word : Doll

This seems to be a straightforward term, but only as we know it in the modern useage. ┬áIt is a children’s toy, specifically a female, or, in earlier times, it was a term of endearment. But in the past there has been some confusion, especially in England in the late 17th/early 18th century, when at … Continue reading

The Most Important Television Series Ever

The Most Important Television Series Ever

Next month, one of the most amazing and drawn out television projects returns to British television. It is the series Seven Up which was broadcast in 1964, and can claim to be the first reality television series. It involved interviews with 14 children aged 7 and has followed them through their lives, so is part … Continue reading