A Semi-Detailed Account of a Few Things

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I’ve been in London for nearly a month and I still haven’t written a proper post detailing, in even a small way, a single of the many adventures I’ve had thus far.  Shameful, really.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait just a little longer, dear readers.  But, to whet your appetite, here’s just a few things:

We’re off tomorrow to see the Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey, which will prove a historical experience, no doubt.  This weekend, we’re off to the Flanders region of Belgium, with a pitstop in Bruges as well.  I hear there’s world-class chocolate and loads of medieval buildings.  More importantly, I hope to find where exactly in Bruges Martin McDonagh shot his film “In Bruges.”  

In terms of my academics, I’m currently developing both a full-length screenplay and a one-act play, both with varying degrees of progress.  But hey, that’s writing for you.  I couldn’t be happier with our classes.  To say our professors are phenomenal would be massively underselling them.  They’re just chock-full of real-world experience as both playwrights and screenwriters; they’re basically bursting with wisdom and practical information.

And I drink a lot of tea now.  Not ironically or anything, sincerely.  Every class has a tea break and I always have tea when we have tea break.  I am completely unashamed.  

-Nic

Life in London

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So I’ve come to the realization that, despite all intentions, I have completely forgotten to write about the first of my adventures in London.  Definitely dropped the ball there.  But no need to despair, this weekend I will construct a more or less comprehensive view on my first two weeks in the UK.  Expect many images and probably a few words to accompany them.  The picture above is a preview of what’s to come: Earlier this evening, we had the privilege of seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company’s staging of “Richard II,” starring David Tennant (pictured above) of “Doctor Who” fame, as Richard II.  A brilliant production in every way.  

The Barbican Theatre is also a marvel in and of itself.  Instead of the standard curtain across the stage at intermission, sections of the floor and ceiling ascend and descend, respectively, meeting in the middle, boxing in the stage behind it.  Like giant teeth, really.  Amazing.  

And “Richard II” is only one of the incredible adventures I’ve had so far.  I’ll highlight the rest soon, in just a day or so I hope.

-Nic