Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
“What connections can we see between our poetry and the fine art of patisserie?/Is it that both feed the soul?/Or is it more technical?/Is it the form? Is it the position of each in relation to tradition?/When I created the lemon-curd, I mixed butter and eggs: could this be compared to the lexical effects of adjective mixed with noun?” – Leila in Martin Crimp’s Cyrano de Bergerac
Aleks Sierz FRSA is a theatre critic, and author of the seminal study of new 1990s playwrights, In-Yer-Face Theatre
. His other books include Rewriting the Nation, The Theatre of Martin Crimp, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights
and Modern British Playwriting
. His latest book (co-authored with Lia Ghilardi) is The Time Traveller’s Guide to British Theatre
. He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, and lecturer. Aleks blogs independently at www.sierz.co.uk
and tweets at @alekssierz