By Tim Miller
This article brings jointly the non-public, communal, and nationwide political strands that interweave in the course of the author's paintings from its beginnings and defines his position as a modern artist, activist, and homosexual guy.
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Playwright Simon grey used to be born in Hayling Island, Hampshire, England on October 21, 1936. He bought levels from Dalhousie collage in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and from Cambridge college. He has edited a literary evaluation (like the characters within the universal Pursuit) and taught drama, poetry, and English literature in universities, either significant and provincial. He has written forty performs, tv performs, and screenplays and 5 novels, and tailored Fyodor Dostoevsky's The fool for the nationwide Theatre. a few of his works comprise Butley, another way Engaged, Quartermaine's phrases, The Smoking Diaries, The 12 months of the Jouncer, and The final Cigarette. He died on August 6, 2008.
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Mowing the neighbor’s yard. Mowing across this big nation. Mowing a state at a time. Mowing a nice easy square state like Kansas. Mowing a hard state like Maryland. Mowing a tiny state like Rhode Island only takes an afternoon. Mowing Alaska can take a lot longer. Then when I’m done mowing all the states I start mowing indoors. Mowing the bedroom. Mowing the kitchen. Mowing the den. Mowing the performance space. Mowing the theater. Mowing the rock club. Mowing the opera house. . I’ve been performing a lawnmower dance for a year or so.
1948. 1949. 1950. 1951. 1952. 1953. 1954. 1955. 1956. 1957. 1958. That’s me. 9/22/58. All those years go by and so many babies got born, all my friends born in those years, and if we hadn’t dropped the big bomb on Japan my Dad would have had to invade and he might have gotten killed and I never would have been born. My mom always used tell me this whenever we talked about the atom bomb, like at Thanksgiving or Xmas or whenever the subject came up. . C. I’m very interested in history. I like dates and the way they connect to my dates.
Along these boards from one side to the other. tongue in groove. year after year. 15 : there’s a place on this ﬂoor over there by that person with the hat or whatever on where I burned a big hole in the ﬂoor when i was young or so it seemed in the fall of 1980. i was burning up russian newspapers just me and them crammed in a foot locker in a performance I was doing. it was one of the ﬁrst performances anyone had ever done here on this ﬂoor. i burnt off some of my hair and those burning papers snuck down and took a hunk out of this ﬂoor underneath my feet.
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