This week is a busy one. As will be the rest. I marked up the boards first thing to get everything clear. Commencing a consult job that will last a couple of months – it’s budgeted for three months, but I want to take some time off in December, so I’m compressing my days for a while. Things are moving and I need to change gears.
ON DECK: Finalising DEPT MIDNIGHT 3/4 notes, outlining, replying to emails, setting calls, scripting.
LISTENING: Currently, New Music Show
READING: THE BOOKS OF JACOB, which is a thousand pages long so it’s gonna be a while
LAST WATCHED: I fell in last night on the last bit of the David Tennant/Patrick Stewart HAMLET on BBC Four, stayed there, and got sucked into a 1965 BBC production of “The Wars Of The Roses” comprising Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III. Absolutely wonderful stuff. And, as Janet Suzman (superb in this) notes, Donald Sinden, primarily known here for sitcoms and farce, is a revelation, that leonine voice finally put to fine use.
The Wars of the Roses
Peter Hall’s landmark 1960s productions of Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring Janet Suzman, Ian Holm, Peggy Ashcroft and Roy Dotrice.
CONDITION: 8hrs 17mins sleep, Fitbit readiness score of…. 1. Out of 100.
OUTSIDE: Authors respond to news that their books have been used to train AI. (A quick google suggests that I am one of them,.)
SHIPPING FORECAST: probably a fair bit of notebooking, saving stuff for later.