an essay on failure by angus cameron

When I was much younger I read the Wikipedia page for the Ingmar Bergman film Persona. I identified with it instantly and knew it was going to be one of my favourite films. I had a moment of inspiration and I wrote an idea down in my journal of ideas. It was a film (or…

part three: grief and music

It’s a Sunday night and I’m walking back towards Lygon Street after seeing a friend’s show at La Mama. There’s a double-bass player busking, still playing from when I’d been heading towards the theatre several hours earlier. What is he playing?  Camille Saint-Saëns The Swan. That fucker. It is sometimes a terrible thing that sound…

play twenty three: the seagull

Author: Anton Chekhov Published: 1896 Translator: Elisaveta Fen Synopsis: Kostia and his sweetheart Nina put on a show for the local families by the lake at his Uncle Sorin’s estate. Kostia is determined to find a new art form and to impress both his histrionic mother, the famous actress Irina Arkadina, and her follower Trigorin, a…