A night to remember….FROM THE ARCHIVE
On Fridays I am returning to some of my favourite posts from the past. To paraphrase BBC radio: this is your chance to read again…
In 1963 the British novelist and critic David Lodge was a student working on a satirical revue for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
The cast included the soon-to-become iconic actress Julie Christie. Behind the scenes was Malcolm Bradbury later author of The History Man and pioneer of post graduate creative writing degrees at the University of East Anglia.
In one sketch a radio was played live on stage. During the revue news of President Kennedy’s assassination was broadcast. The audience thought it was part of the show and tittered, only discovering the truth at the interval.
That happened in real life. Think what you could with that set up in a story….remember, though, the crucial difference between fiction and non fiction. Fiction has to be realistic.