Saturday, 23 April 2016

A Winter Gardens Tempest

We have just returned from The Tempest at Morecambe Winter Gardens Theater. See image. We have previously seen The Tempest on promenade at Williamson Park, Lancaster. We have also seen A Midsummer Night's Dream:

twice on promenade at the Park;
once in the Dell at the Park;
once in the courtyard at Lancaster Castle;
once on television.

These are William Shakespeare's two prequels to Poul Anderson's A Midsummer Tempest. In The Tempest, we recognize the Aldous Huxley title, Brave New World. Nygel, who accompanied us to the Winter Gardens, also recognized the parallels between The Tempest and Forbidden Planet.

I will be away from a computer from Wednesday until Saturday and must therefore complete the posts for this month before the end of Tuesday. The remaining posts for April will probably be about Ys and maybe also about Poul Anderson's War World story if War World Vol I arrives on Monday or Tuesday.


  1. Kaor, Paul!

    Going away for a short trip next week? I hope you have a pleasant journey!

    And the four volumes of THE KING OF YS are amply deserving of rereading and commentary. I wrote a LONG letter to the Andersons about this massive novel


  2. Sean,
    I will be revisiting Birmingham. I mentioned my first visit in a couple of posts in November.

    1. Kaor, Paul!

      I actually visited Birmingham myself, in 1996. What I associate with Birmingham is how it was once a very important part of the First Industrial Revolution and entrepreneurs who lived there played a major role in developing modern technology.

      Birmingham is also where John Henry, Cardinal Newman lived. And where JRR Tolkien attended the King Edward VI School. And where Tolkien developed his ambiguous, to say the least, views of modern technology.