Monthly Archives: January 2015

Flat Number 30

Flat number 30. The first time I went there, I remember feeling excited but anxious, full of trepidation. I had no idea what, or who, would greet me. I didn’t know what was on the other side of the door. … Continue reading

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Macbeth and Seymour

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Scottish play, tells the tragic tale of Macbeth, who let three witches and his wife persuade him to forget ‘if chance may have me king, then chance may crown me so’ and chase after his ambitions, to murder … Continue reading

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To Remember Forever

On this day, 70 years ago, the biggest concentration camp, Auschwitz –  Birkenau, was liberated by the allies. When I think about the Holocaust and about what happened, sometimes the facts I’m being told and the images I see and … Continue reading

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It Couldn’t Be Done?

It Couldn’t Be Done By: Edgar Albert Guest Somebody said that it couldn’t be done       But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one       Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled … Continue reading

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Electra vs Medea

Medea and Electra are both Greek tragedies written about women who face pain, loss and betrayal and who both, eventually, have their revenge. I have read both and seen both performed in the theatre. In Medea, Medea’s husband deserts her … Continue reading

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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth is a film based on the memoirs of Vera Brittain about a woman who gives up her hard earned place at Oxford to become a nurse during the Second World War, who faces loss and hurt and … Continue reading

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Rules and Regulations

Our lives are governed by rules and regulations and restrictions. Rules made by other people, rules made by governments and politicians, moral and ethical rules, rules that we live by. And yet, we all feel that we’re free. That we … Continue reading

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