I’m interested in thinking through some differences between various types of trailer: film, TV, live performance and video games. The historian in me will be disappointed that I’m going to eschew a diachronic exploration of trailers, in favour of an investigation of their current forms. My examples will therefore generally be quite recent i.e. the… Read More Trailers – Nuthin’ But A ‘Screen’ Thang?
[I’m not sure anyone reading this will mind the spoilers, but just to be on the safe side this is a spoiler alert. Not so much for the plot (it’s an ancient Greek text), but for the details of the production that it was pretty amazing not to know anything about beforehand.] Firstly, let me… Read More Time in The Oresteia
Seth Kriebal’s We This Way is one of the most addictive shows I have seen. You walk into the audience and Kriebal greets you at the door, handing you a blue and an orange light stick. A selected few get an additional two light sticks – red and green. The audience settles down and Kriebal… Read More How We Vote in We This Way
Satire is best served straight. Satire is served even better with a prolonged back-story created, so long that we begin to doubt what we originally undermined. The big question surrounding Paul Abacus, a visionary inspirational speaker who strongly believes in the dissolution of national borders, is whether he’s real. Abacus, in cooperation with the Early… Read More Nuggets of Truth Wrapped up in a Load of Bullshit: Early Morning Opera’s Abacus