No turn unstoned diana rigg
No Turn Unstoned: The Worst Ever Theatrical Reviews by Diana RiggIve enjoyed browsing through this, 10 - 15 minutes at a time. Like any book of what is essentially a collection of quotations, it’s not really designed for start to finish cover to cover reading. I should have very much liked the publisher to have gone to the extra expense of a red typeface to differentiate the reviewed from the reviewer: the blood from the body; as it were.
For example (p.120):
Production: Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, New York 1981.
Reviewed By: Robert Cushman (in the Observer).
“… The New York audience, the night I went, gave the play a standing ovation. A cynical friend maintains that Broadway audiences always do this to justify to themselves the mountainous cost of the evening out …”
There are many such gems between the covers of this book. It’s merely a question of applying the persistence to locate them before eyelids sleepily fall closed.
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T he dying days of August in Edinburgh almost always bring a nasty cold and some big name actor bringing their equivalent of an A-level essay to the fringe. The great stage actor Diana Rigg — best known to one generation for The Avengers and another for Game of Thrones — is doing just that in this whip through the history of criticism inspired by her book No Turn Unstoned. Actually this genial hour is a cut above most of these celebrity offerings. She is at her gossipy, chatty best when she stops hiding her nose in her notes and gives us some anecdotes and asides about working with Olivier and other great actors. It comes and goes. Box office: Venue: Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh.
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Diana Rigg on Games of Thrones and her 2014 comedy show based on bad theatre reviews
Part lecture, part jolly good gossip, No Turn Unstoned is a sharp-eyed look at theatrical history - and the twin history of criticism - from the birth of theatre in Ancient Greece up to the present day. Naturally, this learned format is deliciously spiced with supremely luvvie tales from a long career on the stage, names like Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Scofield rolling plummily, chummily down the aisles…. It is, she suggests, a comforting act of catharsis. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Try Independent Premium free for 1 month. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium.