Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Enter Ophelia

"The Mad Scene. Enter Ophelia!" is Jamie Tyrone's famed stage direction in Long Day's Journey Into Night. "Then I fell in love with James Tyrone and was happy for a time." Mom is, of course, a "hophead" and it's in her dreamy memory that trouble Is brewing. Thomas De Quincy is remembered for Confessions of An English Opium-Eater. "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree." What if Mary had gone to The Dunes--the East Hampton rehab that's always advertising on CNN? The answer is simple. There'd be no play. One of the much over-used jokes is to contemplate Didi and Gogo's actions if Godot called and said he was running a little late and would be there in 10 minutes or better yet the EBI Elsinore Bureau of Investigation nabbed King Claudius on a murder rap. Clever, but lacks the inexorability of art or life.

watch the animation of Erotomania which screened December 15th at the Nihilist Film Festival in Santa Monica

and listen to Freda Payne and Belinda Carlisle singing "Band of Gold"

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