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Defer, Defer

I had the great good fortune to see The Mikado last night at the English National Opera.  I always delight in seeing the inside of a new theatre as well as the production itself, and this was my first visit to the London Coliseum. Though it is a beautiful theatre I found its foyer and … Continue reading

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Anthropological Anxieties

I’ve been watching Grayson Perry’s series on the English class boundaries around ‘taste’ (titled helpfully ‘In the Best Possible Taste’). His research was ultimately aimed towards creating six large tapestries, but as the techniques he’s using to do the research are largely anthropological in nature it brought home for me again some of the anxieties … Continue reading