‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore is brimming with sexual violence: the dominance of men over women. The play charts the story of Giovanni’s incestuous lust-fuelled seduction of his sister Annabella and her subsequent marriage. Using techniques such as televised porn, director Sam Pritchard has tried to move the Jacobean play into the modern day, and updated it to reflect our society’s ongoing obsession with sex and scandal.Set in an upper- middle class household, the play aims to confront society’s view of women as sex objects. On stage, in the action, it succeeds. Matt Orton’s Giovanni is electrifying. His passion, rage and sexual energy is revealed as much by the intensity of his silences as by the intense violence in grasping his sister’s face in his hands and growling the declaration of his perverse love. Annabella, played by Charlotte Bayley, is the perfect portrait of a woman whose dignity, as well as her body, has been defiled by her brother’s sexual aggression. She seems to give herself willingly to him, but her tremor of fear as Giovanni touches her reveals her terror, a terror as much at her own submission as at her brother’s assault. The directing is at its best here too; Pritchard lets us dwell on Annabella, alone in her bed, her face buried in her hands, her body racked by sobs. The aftermath is revealed to be as important as the act.With this sensitivity revealed in the acting itself, the flashes of pornography that bridge the scenes are strikingly gratuitous. It is almost as if the director fears that we won’t understand the play’s point. Yet making it explicit in the grainy shots of sex acts detracts and distracts. Also bizarre was the decision to make the sinister Friar into a religious talk- show host. It detracted from the power of the play, and skewed the focus of criticism. Is the play attacking the moral hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, or of chatshow hosts? Either is a fair target, but by conflating the two, the concentration is lost, and the intensity blurred.The acting remains top-notch though. Will Cudmore puts in a fantastic, sinuous, dangerous performance as Vasques, and Charlotte Norris’ Putana reveals that woman’s complicity in sexual violence is just as demeaning as man’s sexual aggression. ‘Tis pity that the production sometimes submits to the desire to shock the audience – not just that she’s a whore.By Timothy Sherwin
By Sharon DowdyUniversity of GeorgiaFarm business isn’t just about raising cows, chickens and corn. From family-friendly corn mazes to on-farm demonstrations, Georgia farmers are finding new and unique ways to market their farms to tourists and keep their businesses from going into the red.This new and ever-growing enterprise has been coined as agritourism and in 2006 it brought some $27.1 million into the state’s economy. Nature-based tourism brought in an additional $50.8 million, according to the University of Georgia’s Georgia Farm Gate Value Report.To encourage and educate those interested in joining this field, UGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development has organized an agritourism conference. Set for Nov. 5 – 6 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga., the conference will include sessions on starting a business, insurance and risk management, taxes and zoning, Web site development and evaluation, signage and marketing. The conference will also include tours of agritourism operations. “Participants will meet successful owners/operators of agritourism venues, tour their facilities, listen as they share lessons learned, and network with other agritourism advocates,” said Kent Wolfe, a marketing analyst with the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. “This will provide potential operators a time to ‘pick the brains’ of those who operate best in class agritourism destinations.”Judy Randall of Randall Travel Marketing Inc. will serve as guest speaker for the conference. She will discuss national and international agritourism trends and benchmarks. The conference is designed for both novice and advanced agritourism operators. While new business owners learn about the nuts and bolts of agritourism, current operators can attend brainstorming sessions on the pros and cons of the industry and learn how to identify programs that promote Georgia’s rich variety of agritourism operations, Wolfe said. There will also be a session geared specifically to agritourism professionals that work in agriculture, tourism, or community and economic development at the local, state or federal levels.The conference will also include an exhibitor expo, social networking sessions and a regional resource round table. A round table including representatives from agencies, authorities and various governmental entities will talk about programs and funding available to agritourism owners and operators.For entertainment, Karen Kimbrel and Joy Jinks of Colquitt, Ga., will share their community’s story of building clusters of businesses around a theatrical production, “Swamp Gravy.” For more information or to register for the conference, contact Wolfe at 706-542-0752 or Carla Woods at 706-583-0347.
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LocalNews Landslide in Antrizile claims the life of Linus Sully by: – May 17, 2011 Photo credit: ckcbirds.co.ukPolice Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes has confirmed the death of forty eight year old Linus Sully, a resident of the Antrizle community in the Kalinago Territory.It is reported that Mr. Sully, Gilbert Laville and another gentleman were walking under a cliff heading to fish at the time of this tragic and unfortunate incident.“Police are investigating the death of Linus Sully of Atkinson which took place on Monday 16th May, 2011 somewhere about 3:45pm. He along with others were heading to the bayside at Antrizle to do rock fishing when rocks and boulders came crashing on them, thats the deceased Linus Sully and his son Gilbert Laville. Laville sustained multiple injuries of the head and other parts of the body they were taken to the Marigot Hospital where the body of Linus Sully was pronounced dead by the doctor. Meanwhile Laville was referred to the Princess Margaret Hospital for further medical attention. A Coroner’s Inquest will be convened soon to be followed by a Post Mortem.”Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 18 Views no discussions Share
Read Also: West Ham target Barcelona forward Martin BraithwaiteHe even revealed a curious anecdote with him on a journey. “Once we were travelling, I was sat next to him and I said to him that in Argentina we hated him a bit because of his figure, because of how he walks,” Dybala said.“He laughed and told me he was used to being criticised for those things, but that he how he is,” the Argentine added while laughing.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paulo Dybala has spoken at length to Argentinian television, shedding light on important issues such as the reduction in players’ salaries at Juventus and his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.Advertisement He explained that everything started with Chiellini. “Chiellini, who is the captain, spoke to the president and then with us. He called me and told me that the club was asking us for help because they don’t have any earnings today,” Dybala began.“An agreement was reached and he signed the statement together with the president. Obviously we spoke about him in the group chat of the whole team and there were differing opinions. There are even players who were one or two matches off activating certain clauses and we don’t know what is going to happen,” he continued.“It’s difficult for everyone to agree and even more so in such a delicate topic so therefore those which have been here longer spoke, we shared ideas from other groups who are in a similar situation and we reached the conclusion that this was the best thing to do,” he added.But that was not the only thing he talked about. He also talked about his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, the star player of the team. “On a personal note, he pleasantly surprised me,” he stated.When he arrived at Juventus, there was lots of expectation because in the Champions League, we had been eliminated by Real Madrid and there were several arguments during the match, even with him,” revealed.“As a person he’s an excellent guy, very friendly on and off the field, he is always willing to speak and listen as well, something which surprised me because sometimes, when they are such important players, they are not like that,” he said on the Portuguese star. Loading… Dybala, in a chat with the Argentine journalist Juan Pablo Varsky while he recovers from corona, explained, amongst other things, how the Juventus pay cuts came about. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far