I took my adult children to see an interesting play last night – “Stuff Happens,” by David Hare. It’s a dramatic re-creation of the lead-up to the Iraq war, a mixture of transcripts from actual speeches and articles, and a vivid imagining what was going on behind closed doors in the Oval Office and at 10, Downing Street. I am amazed that even the theatre is heading into Creative Non-fiction. The best play I saw last year was “Frost/Nixon” in New York – again, a re-creation of David Frost’s actual series of interviews with Richard Nixon. How do you make drama out of actual meetings and interviews? If you’re a brilliant English playwright, you make it look easy.
Though the weather continues sublime, I know it’s fall, because the garden is shutting down and suddenly there’s so much