Category Archives: Film

Waugh and Wales and Fashion

A recent article in the TLS entitled “Do the Welsh Just Sing?” by Samuel Graydon opens with a quote from Decline and Fall:“The Welsh . . . are the only nation in the world that has produced no graphic or plastic … Continue reading

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Waugh Conference at Gerald Brenan House in Malaga

The Gerald Brenan House in Malaga, Spain, has announced a one-day conference on Evelyn Waugh to take place a week from today on Friday 23 June.According to the Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia, the conference will start with a showing of the … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry Film Compared to Waugh

The Daily Mirror in a review of the film adaptation of Stephen Fry’s 1994 novel The Hippopotamus describe it as a “mildly successful hybrid of a film noir detective story and the novels of Evelyn Waugh.” They don’t much like what … Continue reading

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Betjeman Play in West End

The one-man play with Edward Fox portraying John Betjeman (“Sand in the Sandwiches”) opened its brief West End performance earlier this week at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. The play premiered earlier this year in Oxford. See previous post. It is reviewed … Continue reading

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Times Previews Episode 3 of Decline and Fall

The Times has provided a detailed preview of tonight’s final episode of the BBC’s adaptation of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall. Not surprisingly, given the darker contents of the latter part of the novel, the preview by James Jackson finds … Continue reading

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Hetton Abbey and Carlton Towers

Blogger Cathy Murray posting on her weblog “Cabbages and Semolina” has discussed several country houses that have inspired literary locations. After mentioning the connection between Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey and that between Castle Howard and Brideshead Castle she notes that:A less well known Evelyn … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Media

A discussion of Waugh’s novel Scoop takes place in a recent episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. This involves an interview of Christopher Scalia by presenter Ben Domenech. Scalia begins by explaining, inter alia,  his background as an academic and nearly 8 years … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall Profiled in Independent

The Independent newspaper (still publishing online) has profiled the BBC’s upcoming production of Waugh’s Decline and Fall. The article is written by Gerard Gilbert and contains much of the same material from cast and crew interviews as that appearing in the other … Continue reading

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D J Taylor Anticipates New TV Adaptation in Guardian

Critic and novelist D J Taylor has written an article expressing somewhat nervous anticipation in advance of next week’s premier of BBC’s three-episode version of Decline and Fall. It appears in the Guardian and is entitled “Would Evelyn Waugh have approved of the … Continue reading

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Telegraph Makes Literary Tour of Stately Homes

In today’s Property section of the Daily Telegraph, there is a discussion of a tour of stately homes that have a literary connection. This is by Eleanor Doughty, known to this parish as a Waugh fan. She starts with a … Continue reading

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