Noises Off

Title: Noises Off Writer: Michael Frayn Publishing House: Anchor Date of Publication: August 27th 2002 (first published January 1st 1982) Rating: 5 stars ‘’And God said, “Where the Hell is Tim?” And there the Hell was Tim. And God said, “Let there be doors that open when they open, and close when they close.” A famous actress who has invested…

Za uvek i dan više (Forever and a Day)

  Title: Forever And A Day (original title: Za uvek i dan više) Writer: Milorad Pavić Publishing House: Dereta Date of Publication: April 2nd 2012 (first published 1993) Rating: 5 stars ‘’When someone dies, this means that a stranger wanted to tell us something important. Every death is, in fact, a word. And all our deaths create a long, unread…

Macbeth

‘’There’s husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out.’’ This is a text that has been brewing inside my mind for quite some times. I started reading Jo Nesbø’s retelling of Macbeth  two days ago (quite interesting so far, by the way…) and it gave me the chance to reflect on a masterpiece that isn’t…

Anne Boleyn

Title: Anne Boleyn Writer: Howard Brenton Publishing House: Nick Hern Books Date of Publication: August 16th 2011 (first published July 22nd 2010) Rating: 2 stars Tormented Queen Anne is possibly my favourite historical figure. A woman as fascinating as she was controversial, a woman who left her mark on English History with her wit, her charm and the injustice that…

The Flu Season

Title: The Flu Season and Other Plays Writer: Will Eno Publishing House: Theatre Communications Group Date of Publication: December 1st 2006 Rating: 5 stars ‘’All the sweat and pain. All the lying and pretending, the rethinking, the revising into ruin. A signature move. It’s only natural. If we could control life, it wouldn’t be life. If we could control our…

Caligula

Title: Caligula Writer: Albert Camus Publishing House: Gallimard Date of Publication: 1944 Rating: 5 stars ‘’A man can’t live without some reason for living.” It is often the case when I find no particular connection with the novels of highly acclaimed writers but their plays resonate with me and become a point of reference in my collection. Such bright…