Without question, the book that has most influenced my life has been Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs. I was astonished by the outrageous pot-head humour: crazy ideas taken way beyond their normal limits. The book was a savage indictment of American racism and consumerism, it dealt with the corruption, graft and lies of politicians with Swiftian humour. I had never read anything like, then or since.
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Friday 14 March 2008
Wednesday 05 March 2008
Samuel Beckett's subtitle for Waiting for Godot is "a tragicomedy", and that is how Chris Honer, the director of this production, plays it. In the past 50 years, comedians from Bert Lahr and Zero Mostel to Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson have essayed the roles of Vladimir and Estragon, but in his choice of the versatile character actors David Fielder and George Costigan, Honer acknowledges one of the very few hints Beckett ever provided about his enigmatic play.
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Wednesday 12 October 2005
Tuesday 30 August 2005
Saturday 05 February 2005
Thursday 29 July 2004
Thursday 04 March 2004
Friday 30 January 2004
Tuesday 04 February 2003
Passed/Failed: An Education in the Life of Hanif Kureishi, whose Screenplays Include My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
Thursday 09 December 1999
Tuesday 23 November 1999
Sunday 07 November 1999
Tuesday 02 November 1999
Friday 24 September 1999
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
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