Stories without beginnings, middles and ends

(This blog was first published on the Out of Kilter Theatre website) “A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order” (Jean-Luc Godard, film director) … yet I wonder whether a beginning, middle and end – in any sequence – is a true reflection of how we … Continue reading Stories without beginnings, middles and ends

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from ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy

"They were not friends, Comrade Pillai and Inspector Thomas Mathew ... They were both men whom childhood had abandoned without a trace. Men without curiousity. Without doubt. Both in their own way truly, terrifyingly adult. They looked out at the world and never wondered how it worked, because they knew. They worked it. They were … Continue reading from ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy

The Bit Player

There is a point at which the invented narrative we weave around our lives is overtaken by reality and we see, with chilling clarity, that we are not the hero, not even the tragic hero, of these stories, but simply a bit player in someone else's story.