My most recent theatre reviewing assignment was for the
third play in the first season at The
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
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