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A little while ago I went to see the play Grey Gardens by Abattoir Fermé, a Belgium theatre company at De Toneelschuur in Haarlem. The stage was completely trashed with rubbish, the two actors – in drag – talking simultaneously and constantly contradicting each other; it was complete chaos. Somehow it all seemed familiar and after about fifteen minutes I suddenly recognized the narrative and the two eccentric characters and realized it was a stage […]

The Classics: Minor Godesses

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In perfect harmony, these neo-classical beauties stand intimately, sharing an eternal private moment. Captured by their creator the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova, these three charistes, daughters of Zeus in Greek mythology, represent Joy, Charm and Beauty. There are two versions of Canova’s The Three Graces. Originally created for Empress Josephine (the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte), the 6th Duke of Bedford offered to buy the work from the artist upon hearing of her death in 1814. […]