23 April 2015


Ten thousand honors and blessings on the bard who has thus gilded the dull realities of life with innocent illusions; who has spread exquisite and unbought pleasures in my chequered path; and beguiled my spirit in many a lonely hour.
Washington Irving on Shakespeare 

A film in celebration of the Bard’s birthday, in remembrance of once rural West Hampstead, and in anticipation of My Perfect Mind’s New York season:

Photo by EP
Kilburn looking towards Hampstead.
Watercolour by George Adolphus Storey, 1858
There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations. Washington Irving

15 April 2015


We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.
The Player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 

A film to mark the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death, featuring a poem I wrote in my dressing room at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. during a performance of Hamlet in 1998.

08 April 2015


Give my regards to old Broadway
And tell them I’ll be there ere long.
George M. Cohan

The second in a series of film blogs as My Perfect Mind prepares to head to New York in June.

Photo by EP

04 April 2015


We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorous and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent, and intimate hours. 
Marcel Proust 

A new film linking Richard III, the Moscow Art Theatre and My Perfect Mind and which takes us from the South Downs to the streets of Manhattan, with genealogical excursions along the way.

Eggshell Lear and Fool by EP
A Happy Easter to You All!