I just had my hand to my forehead trying to figure out how I am going to get to Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Thursday, since all of the specials seem to be tumbling in on each other. I missed Florence and the Uffizii Gallery last week. I don’t want to miss much more. Michael Billington, Susannah Clapp and Ben Beaumont-Thomas give wonderful reviews on the play.
|Janet McTeer and Dominic West |
in Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Photograph: Johan Persson
Wyona told me she really doesn't like the story.
I have to read the reviews so that I can go.
I can’t take too much anxiety about who will live, who will die, who will conquer and who will be vanquished in the shows I am seeing lately.
I go to the reviews and carefully sketch out the characters, their connections, who will rise and who will fall -- there just are not going to be any surprises in the plot for me, unless the director makes drastic changes after the reviews are written.
I am a coward.
I like to get my surprises from the lighting or the framing or the sound.
That is enough excitement for me.
On the point of not liking the story, I have to think about all of the stories I have been seeing: Hamlet, MacBeth, ....
Where, oh where is a good comedy!