David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

31 December 2012

New Year's Eve Variety Spectacular

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 

proudly presents
1.      Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet

    A lass, poor Yorick.
    I am a lass.

] applause (

2.       The child actor Sam Sara 

           This Life'oArt 
      Conceptual  Conception
      Conceptual  PainThing
      Conceptual  Skull PT you are

] polite applause (

3.       Wallace Greenslade - The Goon Show
           It's all in the mind, you know.
] "Not a cracker" - Bluebottle (

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

 someone looks at something ...


] applause, cheers, laughter, some jeers (