Monday, November 13, 2006

Tsar Georgiy

Photo from the New Yorker, via Agent E (thanks!). And Brendan Lemon of the LCT blog finds echoes of the recent mid-term elections in The Coast of Utopia, or vice versa, or something.

It has been difficult to see daily life today in terms of anything but last night's election. And when daily life involves a play about politics, the associations in the rehearsal room are bound to be frequent. One example among many: in a scene from Shipwreck being run today, about the European revolutions of 1848 and the pressures for change they exerted on European royals, Herzen remarks, "The Tsar will have to make a gesture." (News flash: "Bush Says Rumsfeld To Resign!") [...]

Oh, and there's free booze if you answer a quiz about Voyage correctly. Have a look in the book for clues. Or buy and read the thing!

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