"War Horse" by Michael Morpurga

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Kedgeree

"War Horse" by Michael Morpurga

Indescribably poignant and moving. For good measure, the play based on the book is on at The National Theatre in London.
http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8821192701121&title=WOS+TV%3A+Morpurgo+Marvels+at+War+Horse+Adaptation
This book should be compulsory rfeading for everyone who wants to start a war!!

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Chazza

War Horse

I looked at your link, will be watching out for the book because I liked your comment about how to start a war. May come in hand at some point ...

Did you see Equus on stage? Which makes me think of Amadeus.

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Kedgeree

Warhorse

Sadly Chazza, I didn't see either of those.
A trip to London is a rare treat for us.
Soon we're being taken to see Warhorse in London as a birthday treat. I can't wait.
Today we're going to see "The History Boys" at our relatively local theatre.
We saw the DVD with Richard Griffiths in it. I like Alan Bennet's books and plays.
The series of short plays " Talking Heads" was simply wonderful.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Horse-Michael-Morpurgo/dp/1405226668/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275115724&sr=1-1
"Warhorse" the book is available from Amazon for £3.00 something or other and post free!!
Another book which I found immensely encouraging and uplifting is " Enduring Melody"
by Michael Mayne. It's an account of his battle with illness but I assure you it is in no way depressing. He loved music, books, poetry, people and life.
I'm on my third read. It isn't something you can read quickly, there's so much too absorb.
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article693737.ece

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SonyaK

Equus on stage

Hi Chazza
I saw Equus in London in the early 70's, when I still lived there.
I saw the very first performance, before the reviews, so didn't really know what to expect. Thought it was amazing - got a standing ovation I seem to remember.

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Chazza

Equus

Equus was the first performance I saw that made me realise how powerful the stage is. I'd never before forgotten that I was in a theatre and become so absorbed by a story.

The whole 'Amadeus scandal' was hilarious - how very dare they give Mozart an American accent and call him Wolfie? I't still worth seeing on DVD and I give it a run quite often.

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Yummy

Amadeus



"The whole 'Amadeus scandal' was hilarious - how very dare they give Mozart an American accent and call him Wolfie? I't still worth seeing on DVD and I give it a run quite often."

One of my favourites, only have it on Video but love it. Especially the part when Salieri is describing the music of Mozart (K361 3rd movement ) as not the work of a performing monkey, but rather the voice of God.....magic. Must look it up on DVD. Thanks for the reminder

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Chazza

Amadeus

"Music - finished as no music is ever finished... displace one note and there would be diminishment. Absolute beauty."

Author: Peter Schaefer.

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SonyaK

Amadeus

Chazza - I hadn't realised Peter Shaffer wrote Amadeus as well as Equus. Both made good movies.
He also wrote 'The Royal Hunt of The Sun' in 1964. Have you seen that one? That was about the Spanish conquest of Peru and was really powerful theatre too. Seeing it was what inspired us to go and see Equus.

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Chazza

Royal Hunt

Vice versa, I've heard of that but didn't realise P Schaeffer wrote it.

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SonyaK

Royal Hunt

Chazza - he didn't write it. Peter SHAFFER did!!!!!

(sorry, just being picky!)

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Chazza

Royal Horses ...

Seems I've been spending a bit too long smoothing out the umlaut lately. Y&"246;u are right, of course :)

 
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