Lewis Caroll & The Hunting of the Snark: The Barrister and the Dream

  'The Barrister's Dream' illustrated by Tove Jansson.   The two illustrations below by Henry Holiday (1839-1927) for Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits. The Hunting Of The Snark - Royal Albert Hall 1987 'Barrister' Lewis Carroll and The Hunting of the Snark 'The Barristers Dream'   Eighth of Henry... Continue Reading →

The Viceroy’s House: Partition and Mr. Jinnah, barrister and founder of Pakistan

It was 70 years ago this week that Britain granted independence to the Indian subcontinent which was partitioned into two countries - Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Despite interesting but mixed reviews, I am going to see this new movie, "The Viceroy's House" about the partition under the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten. Released... Continue Reading →

Puppetry: ‘The Trial’ or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. or Man’s Inhumanity to Man by Marionettes

What is this you ask? Plain old puppet theatre is what it is.  Marionettes doing serious stuff. How tricky can that be? Review from Montreal Gazette Finally, just room to mention another representation of man’s inhumanity to man, again involving puppetry. Kafka’s Le procès (The Trial), as presented by Slovenia’s Théâtre de Marionnettes de Maribor, takes place inside... Continue Reading →

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