Friday, October 12, 2007

Rik Mayall Reads Poems.

I've been trying to improve my poetry performance style, and I found a lot to think about in this video.


Colin Will said...

Food for thought there Rob. I wonder what Vanessa Redgrave would think of it? We'll never know.

RcL said...

Tim Wells' brother in law Brian used to do a spoof performance poet act, but the audience generally didn't know it was a spoof and he only did it on rare occasions, usually on the same bill as the sort he was spoofing. It was teeth-grinding stuff, hilarious but near the bone - I saw him once break down in very convincing tears mid-set after talking about certain real poets who had supposedly stopped collaborating with him.