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Caryl Churchill's Love and Information: a 10 bullet-points review
11 March 2014 7:28 PM, PDT
1.) Picture a stage converted into a white cube where multiple brief scenes occur: the theatrically appropriate physical form to capture a digital world;
2.) then throw in sounds, bits of music, birds, maybe gulls, and these punctuate the black-outs between scenes--distracting the audience from quick prop and costume changes; all very electronic, all very now;
3.) "tell me a big secret" one character asks, but all of the play is big and small secrets, some of which one might rather not have learned; but that's our present day world of "information";
4.) and our present day world of "Love" can be surprising too: "Mum's not your mother". Really? No, your sister is.
5.) So many scenes, so many characters, all so brief, and yet on the mark and touching, even, but ultimately like television sound bites or 30 second ads--they give you a rush, but like a sugar high, it doesn't last.
6.) Churchill is on to the present moment, »
- Victoria Sullivan
Quote of the Week: Matthew McConaughey
10 March 2014 8:21 AM, PDT
"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."
Abigail Adams (née Smith; 22 November 1744 - 28 October 1818), wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President.
Adams's life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. The letters serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.