Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The Wooster Group

A great influence in contemporary theatre.
The New York Group has shaped many of the things that is still seen as groundbreaking today.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Last Picnic

To celebrate the end of the final shows nothing like a good British picnic. Nice food and loads of drinking....

Back to Essaying

My final project is done and now it's time to the final essay. One more weeks of this and then finally what I've dreaming for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


Sunday, 3 May 2009

The Death of a Master!

Augusto Boal importance is the theatre is comparable to Brecht or Stanislavki, in his work Boal was able to open new directions for theatre in a personal journey towards political theatre and social changes.

Adeus Boal!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

25 de Abril Sempre

The Carnation Revolution ( Revolução dos Cravos), also referred to as the 25 de Abril, was a left-leaning military coup started on April 25, 1974, in Lisbon, Portugal, that effectively changed the Portuguese regime from an authoritarian dictatorship to a democracy. Despite repeated appeals from the revolutionaries on the radio inciting the population to stay home, thousands of Portuguese descended on the streets, mixing themselves with the military insurgents.

A group of Portuguese officers organised in the Armed Forces Movement rose to overthrow the fascist/authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) regime that had ruled Portugal since the 1920s.

Although the regime's political police, PIDE, killed four people before surrendering, the revolution was unusual in that the revolutionaries did not use direct violence to achieve their goals. The population, holding red carnations (cravos in Portuguese), convinced the regime soldiers not to resist. The red carnation is a symbolic flower for Socialism and Communism, which were the main ideological tendencies of the anti-New State insurgents. The soldiers readily swapped their bullets for flowers. It was the end of the Estado Novo, the longest authoritarian regime in Western Europe, and the final dissolution of the Portuguese Empire. In the aftermath of the revolution a new constitution was drafted, censorship was formally prohibited, free speech declared, political prisoners were released and the Portuguese overseas territories in Sub-Saharan Africa were immediately given their independence.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009


Martin Heidegger
The philosopher of Being.
The thinker that influenced most of today's thinking.
How could this man believed in the National Socialism proposed by Hitler?