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Monday, May 04, 2015

"A Good Clean Heart" / "Punk Rock..."

My most recent theatre reviewing assignment was for the third play in the first season at The Other Room – “A Good Clean Heart”, the debut full-length play from actor Alun Saunders. A bilingual piece focussing on an eventful night in the lives of two long-separated half-brothers who meet up in London, it manages to have a positive take on familial love and sacrifice without being mawkish; an excellent pair of performances, too, from actors which whom I was previously unfamiliar.

A Good Clean Heart (Pallasca Photography)

Meanwhile, I discovered an archive of readings by the late American beat poet Allen Ginsberg, and couldn’t resist the temptation to make a mashup film of this short poem, in which, speaking in 1978, he suggests that the punk rock movement was insufficiently punk rock.

"Punk Rock, You're My Big Crybaby" by Allen Ginsberg from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

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