Showing posts with label The Dumb Waiter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Dumb Waiter. Show all posts

Monday, 30 April 2012

Z Is For...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

My twenty-sixth and final post for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, Z Is For... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz:

I'm sure this is a sentiment shared by many of you. After twenty-five posts this month it's almost time to sleep.

When I ran The Noughties Blogfest I followed it up with a debrief of sorts. I was going to attempt to write a debrief for this year's the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, but we have the A-to-Z Reflections Post on the 7th of May, so I'll wait.

I've included the answers to the questions from my Q is for...Quiz post below, but if you haven't seen the questions and you want to take part in the quiz, you can do so here, if not you can scroll down for the answers...:



1) What 'A' is Buffy The Vampire Slayer's middle name?

2) What 'B' is a character in Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter?

3) What 'C' is the fictional Alaskan town in which Northern Exposure was set?

4) What 'D' is the greatest, fantastic, wherever there's danger he'll be there, the ace, amazing, the strongest, the quickest, the best, the greatest, fantastic, wherever there's danger he'll be there, the ace, amazing, the strongest, the quickest, the best, terrific, magnific, the greatest secret agent in the world, Power House, the fastest, the greatest, the best?
Danger Mouse

5) What 'E' is the speed that Doc's DeLorean needed to reach to achieve time travel?
Eighty-Eight mph

6) What 'F' is Mr Benn's street?
Festive Road

7) What 'G' is Nanny Ogg's first name?

8) What 'H' is the setting of Quatermass And The Pit?
Hob's or Hobb's, Lane or End

9) What 'I' is the US state that Star Trek's James T. Kirk says he is from?

10) What 'J' is the company that owned Red Dwarf and Rimmer and Lister worked for?
Jupiter Mining Corporation

11) What 'K' is a shape-changing robot companion from Doctor Who?

12) What 'L' is the first name of the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels?

13) What 'M' is the name of I in Withnail And I?

14) What 'N' is the epidemic that hit Royston Vasey in The League Of Gentlemen?

15) What 'O' is the leader of the Autobots in Transformers?
Optimus Prime

16) What 'P' is "Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as"?

17) What 'Q' illustrated most of Roald Dahl's books for children?
Quentin Blake

18) What 'R' is the company that owns the Dollhouse in Dollhouse?
Rossum Corporation

19) What 'S' is the name of Gandalf's horse in The Lord Of The Rings?

20) What 'T' is Guybrush's surname?

21) What 'U' is the holiday being celebrated in Firefly's The Train Job?
Unification Day

22) What 'V' is a group also known as the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society, the Draught Beer Preservation Society, the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium, the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular, the Office Block Persecution Affinity and the Skyscraper Condemnation Affiliate?
Village Green Preservation Society

23) What 'W' was on the wall in Pulp's 'Disco 2000'?

24) What 'X' is the taxonomic name of the Alien from the Alien films?

25) What 'Y' is the name of Brian K. Vaughn's last man?
Yorick Brown

26) What 'Z' is the name of Futurama's physician?

Thanks for taking part.

P.S. A date for your diary: I'm running The Nineties Blogfest on the 14th October 2012.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

D Is For...Directing

The fourth post for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, D Is For... Directing:

I recently accepted a job working for a term at a local college of further education on their BTEC Performing Arts course and will be directing two shows. I have directed bits and pieces in the past: Caryl Churchill's Far Away whilst at university, a piece that I wrote called Four Doors Down during the Bike Shed Festival, a version of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter with the second year students at this very college and I have assisted other people with several productions over the years.

The second year class will be devising their own theatre piece, while the first year class will be performing a play text.

This is the first time that I have had to choose a play for others to perform in this manner. It wasn't a blank slate, it never is, but having to choose a play that serves a cast of sixteen, can possibly incorporate songs, but isn't a musical and is suitable for students. After reading several plays, I would get so far in to a play I liked and then face a wall of impenetrable Russian, Jacobean verse or swearing that proved unsuitable for the age group.

After much deliberation I have decided that the first years will be performing The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.

I'll keep you posted on our progress...