Monday, April 27, 2009

Anna : Don't Stoppard ...

Went to see "Travesties" at the Sydney Theatre Company and enjoyed it thoroughly. Dada-ism meets the Importance of Being Earnest with a dose of commie-rhetoric for good measure.

Best line of the play? Lenin talking of the 1905 and 1917 Russian revolutions :

"To lose one revolution my be regarded as a misfortune, to lose both looks like carelessness"


K said...

I'm so glad you went to see it, and enjoyed it. It is a fantastic script and a great production.

Personally I loved the absurdity of Tristran standing on the couch yelling Dada over and over and over, sort of conveyed the idea better than any exposition of the idea ever could, as well as the line about life without art being like a coffee grinder. I adore Stoppard's similes.

YL said...

Awesome quote! =)