Philip Womack

Novelist, critic, liker of things that are elegant and thoughtful. Author of The Other Book, The Liberators and the Broken King. Starer-out-of-windows.
Website: www.philipwomack.co.uk
Weblog: www.philipwomack.blogspot.co.uk
Twitter: @WomackPhilip
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Chairete! I’m giving a short talk on Greek Myth for the How To: Academy. Come and join! Details here.

Chairete! I’m giving a short talk on Greek Myth for the How To: Academy. Come and join! Details here.

Here’s my autumn round up of children’s books for the Telegraph. Read it here.

Here’s my autumn round up of children’s books for the Telegraph. Read it here.

Richard Armitage in The Crucible at the Old Vic, which I saw last night. Having read, studied and seen The Crucible about 8 million times, I think I probably wasn’t the right audience member for this: but they did a good job of producing a claustrophobic and hysterical atmosphere. The supreme ironies were cleverly brought out - if you accuse someone of consorting with the devil you don’t need proof of a signature; but if you confess before God that you have consorted with the devil, you do. It’s a fascinating slice of history - that period which teetered between magic and science - but I don’t think the production brought out its period nature enough.

Richard Armitage in The Crucible at the Old Vic, which I saw last night. Having read, studied and seen The Crucible about 8 million times, I think I probably wasn’t the right audience member for this: but they did a good job of producing a claustrophobic and hysterical atmosphere. The supreme ironies were cleverly brought out - if you accuse someone of consorting with the devil you don’t need proof of a signature; but if you confess before God that you have consorted with the devil, you do. It’s a fascinating slice of history - that period which teetered between magic and science - but I don’t think the production brought out its period nature enough.

Happy birthday D H Lawrence.

Happy birthday D H Lawrence.

"He’s a legend!”

"Too kind!"

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Tom Riley as Robin Hood in Mark Gatiss’ “Robot of Sherwood” - the best episode of the new series so far. No weighty or self-important stuff; instead, a good children’s yarn with a nice literary twist. Riley’s Westley-esque Hood was just the right side of hamminess.

Tom Riley as Robin Hood in Mark Gatiss’ “Robot of Sherwood” - the best episode of the new series so far. No weighty or self-important stuff; instead, a good children’s yarn with a nice literary twist. Riley’s Westley-esque Hood was just the right side of hamminess.

We were talking about what teen dramas we used to love… I always had a soft spot for THE OC

We were talking about what teen dramas we used to love… I always had a soft spot for THE OC