Following on from my last post I downloaded and read Uncle Vanya on a whim – and loved it. And lo and behold it was on at the Arcola theatre until 4th of June and I missed it. There are some great lines in this play and while the setting is unfamiliar everything else is still relevant. People haven’t changed that much, really, in 150 years (roughly when the play was set – not written). This one of my favourite quotes from the play:
You are not mad; you are simply a ridiculous fool. I used to think every fool was out of his senses, but now I see that lack of sense is a man’s normal state, and you are perfectly normal.