A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue.

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An existential parable of a wistful journey to ones heady youth with the excitement and bitterness of that time trapped in the mind. A former romance is re-evaluated by the rose coloured filter of time but confronted by the present. Time has moved on but the past has trapped the author. Written by Gerard Hosier

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An ironic send-up of poetic idiom?
14 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Returning from New York City where I had so much enjoyed Alan Rickman and four wonderful young actors in the play "Seminar" at the Golden Theater, I was excited to watch "The Song of Lunch" last night.

In addition I am a big fan of Emma Thompson, and of the films "Truly, Madly Deeply" and "Sense and Sensibility," films in which she and Alan Rickman perform so brilliantly together. So it was with high expectations that I sat down to watch "Lunch."

The acting was indeed impeccable and I would have enjoyed the cinematography, sets and costumes …had the language not been so deeply disappointing. This writing might have been forgiven only if coming from a seventeen year old, or offered as an ironic send-up of poetic idiom. Over written, pretentious and predictable, as 'profusionk' suggests above, writing such as this gives poetry a bad name.

I am surprised that BBC drama chose to dramatize this script.

Sorry to be so harsh…but…


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