This is a little blog intended to show up as an RSS feed in my main blog, Me Fail? I Fly!. I make a note here when I start reading a book, and mostly write something there when I finish. Click on an image for a link. Blogger lets you choose from a number of views. For example, try mosaic view.
06 August 2012
Belvoir Street: Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller 1949)
Another Simon Stone remake of a classic. In this case the classic has emerged powerful and moving, thanks to Colin Friels as Willy, Patrick Brammall as Biff and Genevieve Lemon as Linda, all wondrous – and strong performances from everyone else as well. I'm wanting to read Miller's text again: his play has the subtitle 'Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem'; Simon S's is shorn of the requiem. (I just watched the Requiem in the Volker Schlöndorff–Dustin Hoffman movie, and I'm siding with Stone on this one.)