Posts Tagged ‘bertie’

The King’s Speech: Voice of the People

Colin Firth rules as a royal with a speaking problem.
KRISTIAN LIN
The intelligent, foursquare British drama The King’s Speech is currently racking up all manner of awards and citations, and while it’s not one of the year’s best movies, its lead performance deserves all the praise it’s...


Dash It, ‘Jeeves’!

Stage West’s adaptation of an old piece of ‘light writing’ reveals its subversive, prescient edge.
Stage
In 1957, the prolific author and playwright P.G. Wodehouse said, “I go in for what is known in the trade as ‘light writing,’ and those who do so are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.” Indeed, certif...



Valet Fever

Big Ticket
P.G. Wodehouse spent almost 60 years of his long life writing about the comic misadventures of Bertie Wooster, the bumbling young English scion of privilege, and his unflappable valet Jeeves, who was always pulling Bertie out o...