Tag Archives: Oscar Wilde

A Whole ‘Nother’ Thing


For the writer, words are instruments of pleasure and pain. The right word can break hearts while the wrong words can cause howls of derision. It behooves us to get them right. There is no such thing as the almost-right … Continue reading

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THE PLEBEIAN’S GUIDE TO GOOD THEATRE BEHAVIOUR


The first act of Anthony Shaffer’s play Sleuth had gone well and the audience was riveted as usual. The  curtain fell to enthusiastic applause and the crowd ebbed from the auditorium  into the theatre’s café and bar.  Fifteen  minutes later, … Continue reading

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