It’s happened again. The notes return, this time in Martin Crimp’s ‘Attempts on Her Life‘.
On a hunch, I think these are the scribbles of a director working through their own ideas. Doesn’t stop them being funny, though.
These ‘seventeen scenarios for theatre’ exploded onto the stage at the Royal Court Theatre in 1997, journeying through, you guessed it, seventeen scenarios of this someone called Anne.
Character names have been stripped, a lack of conventional plot, and this Anne may or may not be physically present. She might not even be the same person per scenario. Since its premiere, it has been translated into more than twenty languages.
The thing I find hilarious about these scribbles is that they become increasingly more philosophical as the play goes on, as you can see.