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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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A Chilly May in London (Part2)

The Entertainer

Part 1 left us in Covent Garden with our friends Ted and Emma at the moment where we sat down to watch one of the many street entertainers. Covent Garden used to be London’s fruit and flower market but, for many years now, it has served as one of its biggest tourist attractions-the selling-halls have become boutiques, bars and restaurants. And, of course, the opera house still occupies one elegant corner.

            Our busker’s routine was to mount a unicycle, juggle with three swords and dismount–normally a five-minute performance. But he hammed it up for half an hour and the audience was in stitches by the time he came round with his cap! This post is for him:

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A great performer in the old Busker tradition. He knew exactly how to work his audience and it responded generously. I put five dollars in his cap and considered it a bargain for the pleasure I had enjoyed!

To be contiued

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