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Lent Day 7: Dressing Gowns, Mink Hollow Road and Banter - A Most Illuminating Tale
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 5.33 pm, Tuesday 15th March, 2011
Subject: Lent Day 7: Dressing Gowns, Mink Hollow Road and Banter
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What a dull day in my dull little life. They've been bringing cameras round to make a promo film for Mountview and I've managed to avoid them everywhere.

Yesterday I read the script for Woman in a Dressing Gown by Ted Willis, a kitchen sink drama about a man who may or may not leave his wife. For any feminists who say we've still a long way to go, I'd like to note that we've come a long way in the 50 years since this was written. Aside from the sexism of a kind that seems strange rather than vulgar*, it's quite a slight piece. The husband is weak and longs for young blood over his even weaker wife. There is a confrontation and a resolution of kinds.

I listened to Mink Hollow Road by the Mummers which sounds almost exactly like Clare and the Reasons.

Here's a quick minifesto:



I recorded this rant in one take and haven't watched it back. I've no idea if it's coherent.

*I was once asked if I could empathise with the racism in an Athol Fugard play, and I remarked that I know what racism looks like, but illiteracy is something that I have never knowingly encountered and that was the thing that I couldn't relate to.
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