The Place of Theatre in the Films of Max Ophuls

The films of Max Ophuls are testaments to a period of intense turmoil which transformed Europe between the early 1930s and the mid-1950. As films they are sources to the aesthetic and political tensions of the age, but also a profound reflection on the rise of cinema, particularly sound cinema, as the dominant form of… Continue reading The Place of Theatre in the Films of Max Ophuls

Review: Untold Stories: Hymn and Cocktail Sticks by Alan Bennett at the Duchess Theatre

Alan Bennett has had more mileage from his childhood and northern upbringing than most writers of his generation. Many of his countless books, radio diaries, and plays rake through the details of his early life with a fine-tooth comb. And yet, as Bennett returns again and again to these subjects with such charm and witty… Continue reading Review: Untold Stories: Hymn and Cocktail Sticks by Alan Bennett at the Duchess Theatre