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
Instagram: @philipwomackauthor
In a student’s house this morning

In a student’s house this morning

A reading: Fire From Heaven.

A reading of my poem, “Fire from Heaven”, about the Titan Prometheus. Thanks to Izzy Mathie for making the video.

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Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra, and Jack Lowden as Orestes, tussling over the ashes that are not Orestes’ ashes. I saw the Old Vic production last night. Frank McGuinness’ version was meaty, and pared down - no chorus, hardly; no non-speaking Pylades. Chrysothemis was excellent as the reasonable sister; Clytemnestra also good as the bitter queen. I liked Lowden’s gap-year Orestes, thrust into a destiny he didn’t ask for; and Scott Thomas’ Electra, wailing and weeping and all but insane. The only jarring note was Aegisthus, who seemed to have wandered in from a different play.

Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra, and Jack Lowden as Orestes, tussling over the ashes that are not Orestes’ ashes. I saw the Old Vic production last night. Frank McGuinness’ version was meaty, and pared down - no chorus, hardly; no non-speaking Pylades. Chrysothemis was excellent as the reasonable sister; Clytemnestra also good as the bitter queen. I liked Lowden’s gap-year Orestes, thrust into a destiny he didn’t ask for; and Scott Thomas’ Electra, wailing and weeping and all but insane. The only jarring note was Aegisthus, who seemed to have wandered in from a different play.

Interview with Philip Womack.

TBK invades Essex

TBK invades Essex

Having a bath in Ball. Er, having a ball in Bath. As in, fun. Not a ball like in Jane Austen.

Having a bath in Ball. Er, having a ball in Bath. As in, fun. Not a ball like in Jane Austen.

TBK one of best books of the year in The Telegraph.

TBK one of best books of the year in The Telegraph.

Abandoned gorilla, Camden, 2014.

Abandoned gorilla, Camden, 2014.