This was my first post on here, and it explains a little bit about why am I doing this.  Not in a philosophical ‘why are we all here’ sense but in a what am I doing blogging here sense 🙂  Anyway – it got lost in the ‘stream’ so I thought I would move it to it’s own page – enjoy.

Hello to Blogging?

So, I go to the theatre a lot and I was saying to one of my ‘theatre buddies’ last night, “I keep thinking about writing a Blog, about my opinions on shows I see, and my thoughts on all that sorta stuff.”  He asked me why I didn’t and I replied that I wasn’t sure who would read it.  He asked me if that mattered and after a little cogitation I reckon it doesn’t.

If nobody reads it, well, that’s fine or I’ll stop.  If somebody does then brilliant.

Why Cathartic Theatric – well, we walked past some people in the foyer last night who were talking about how Cathartic the play we had just seen was (not completely sure they were right, but more on that elsewhere), and we discussed how it was ‘one of those things people say’.  Well – this blog is a little cathartic for me:

Catharsis: A release of emotional tension, as after an overwhelming experience, that restores or refreshes the spirit.

Theatre can often be just that – although I would suggest it’s not always overwhelming, and this is a place to ‘release my emotional tension’ – to express my rage or love, my enthusiastic energies on how wonderful a piece was, or my melancholy musings about how I would have done it better.  I’m sure that’s not always true, but hey, it’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to.  Cry if I want to.

This might just encourage me to go to the theatre more, which is a ‘good thing’.  Chances are I will use this place to vent my thoughts about other bits and pieces too, but this is a starting point, an aim, a Raison d’être if you will.  Lovely.

Published on June 10, 2010 at 9:48 am  Leave a Comment  

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