Friday, August 29, 2014
Apparently Lou Diamond Phillips is an amazing cook.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Lou Diamond Phillips is on celebrity Chopped. He’s wearing, like, reading glasses? He looks great.
(Re)reading Esslin has also made it clear to me (1) why we skipped the Adamov chapter in the class I bought this book for and (2) that I’m not particularly interested in his plays.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If the theater had embarrassed me by enlarging and thereby coarsening nuances that was merely because it had enlarged them insufficiently. What seemed too crude was not crude enough; what seemed to be not subtle enough was in fact too subtle. For if the essence of the theater lay in the enlargement of effects, it was necessary to enlarge them even more, to underline them, to emphasize them as much as possible. To push the theater beyond that intermediary zone that is neither theater nor literature was to put it back into its proper framework, to its natural limits. What was needed was not to disguise the strings that moved the puppets but to make them even more visible, deliberately apparent, to go right down to the very basis of the grotesque, the realms of caricature, to transcend the pale irony of witty drawing-room comedies…to push everything to paroxysm, to the point where the sources of the tragic lie. To create a theater of violence - violently comic, violently dramatic.
-Eugène Ionesco, Expérience due théâtre, as cited in Martin Esslin’s The Theater of the Absurd.
I’m having a very difficult time (re)reading Esslin’s book without thinking about and drawing parallels between elements of absurdist theater and the “theater” of professional wrestling.
Which isn’t a complaint, it’s just a thing.
Monday, August 25, 2014
missjendie replied to your post“I had a very strange dream last night: I was in an elevator that broke…”
Jonathan is the best!
This seems to be the general consensus. Is Drew anyone’s favorite?
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Liverpool signed Balotelli???
I had a very strange dream last night: I was in an elevator that broke - it tumbled down the elevator shaft (like flipped around) and I was stuck in an upside-down elevator for a looooong time only to be rescued by…1990s Arnold Schwarzenegger and the construction Property Brother?