Poetry book review by Paul Thompson

  Flowers, All Sorts in Blossom, Figs, Berries, and Fruits Forgotten Oisín Breen Edinburgh: Hybrid Press, 2020. pp.96. $13 ISBN 9781873412046 https://www.hybriddreich.com/     Tell me – what do you want from Dublin? If it can be summed up in black-and-white photos of Beckett (that’s Paris, I know, I know) or cocky young Joyce in… Continue reading Poetry book review by Paul Thompson

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Queens of Syria : Documenting Memory Through Theatre by Siba Barkataki

« The film follows 50 women from Syria, who were forcibly exiled in Jordan. They came together in autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women during war. » This little introduction in a daily newspaper was incentive enough for me to watch… Continue reading Queens of Syria : Documenting Memory Through Theatre by Siba Barkataki

Trans*Am: Cis Men and Trans Women in Love; Deconstructing Gender Norms – A Book Review by Mashiat Hossain

Her bangles clink when she bends her hands to search for her phone inside her bag. A sense of unusualness fills my mind when her muscles plump up as she stretches her arms, caked with foundation and decorated with pink nail polish. Usually, a combination of what is considered to be a “masculine arm” and… Continue reading Trans*Am: Cis Men and Trans Women in Love; Deconstructing Gender Norms – A Book Review by Mashiat Hossain

RICHARD AYOADE’S THE DOUBLE AND THE PROBLEMS OF ADAPTING DOSTOEVSKY by Arijit Mukhopadhyay

The initial credits of the film The Double(2013)by British filmmaker Richard Ayoadedeclare clearly that the film has been ‘inspired by’ Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella The Double (1846). The conspicuous use of the word ‘inspired’ might have been to suggest at the very beginning to the viewer that what he is about to see is not exactly what… Continue reading RICHARD AYOADE’S THE DOUBLE AND THE PROBLEMS OF ADAPTING DOSTOEVSKY by Arijit Mukhopadhyay

Preethi Athreya’s Conditions of Carriage, of Collectivity by Madhushree Basu

  To carry what? Chennai-based choreographer Preethi Athreya’s[1] latest work Conditions of Carriage started as a ‘jumping project’. The jumps were to take place in and out of a square pit created by late visual artist Dashrath Patel at SPACES, which is at present a venue for artistic practices and performances in Chennai. The process… Continue reading Preethi Athreya’s Conditions of Carriage, of Collectivity by Madhushree Basu

Peeling Oranges: The Provenance of a Novel by James Lawless

In the nineties I wrote a short story called “Diaries” about Derek Foley, who sifted through the diaries of his late father, a diplomat in Franco’s Spain, and discovered things to question his paternity. I showed the story to Bernard Farrell, the playwright, who praised it and found what he called a mystical quality in… Continue reading Peeling Oranges: The Provenance of a Novel by James Lawless