Monday, October 01, 2007
In lieu of that here's my review of the play of The Hollow Men.
I would also suggest John Lahr's profile of Ian McKellen in The New Yorker (link is to abstract). But the actual article doesn't seem to be online.
I was most struck by the way at one point he left a note for Lahr at his place in Stratford saying to come to the theatre. It turns out, the stand-ins for The Seagull were have a run-through, but the one playing his part was ill. So Sir Ian was standing in for him. This is not, as Lahr remarks, usual.
Quite a guy.
In other me news, this isn't really satirical, and it has a certain throwing stones while living in glass houses level of cheekiness:
New Hood: Richard Duthie - Shapershifter?
I'm going on holiday for a few weeks. In the meantime, if you haven't seen it, here's Helen Clark on The Chaser (who have a podcast):