In 55 Days, set at the end of the English civil war in the mid-17th century, Oliver Cromwell schemes to get his fellow republican revolutionaries to agree on how to handle the trial of King Charles I – up to the last moment Cromwell does not want to see the king executed but he cannot control the political situation. 7:21). 6:15), we should not be surprised when sin is incorporated into a secular movie. I loved the book so much and the disappearance of the screenplay into the American pit of unrealised cinematic dreams left a hole in my heart. Dalit Woman/Kalvati/Refugee - Salma Hoque Watching one actor pretend to kill another actor doesn’t tempt me to commit murder, , but hearing an actor repeatedly cuss certainly has more of a subliminal effect. I wondered about the moment in the play when Nehru is slapped by a refugee woman. The play and performance were to be admired. James 1:14 says that “each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.” The implication is that different people are inclined to commit different sins. Howard Brenton, playwright – portrait of the artist. While this is true somewhat, the district and town that actually stoked considerable speculation of Lord Mountbatton having influenced the Radcliffe line from behind the scenes was Gurdaspur (not Ferozepur.)! What a blessing technology has been for people who are serious about getting these questions right. I’m not afraid of the clear, bold teachings of the Bible, including what it says about my entertainment choices: If you don’t believe these things with every ounce of your being, this article is not for you. My question for Howard Brenton.

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The acting was great, although the artificiality of the Indian accents was apparent, overdone and at times grating. Forget what we did in the past. Company Stage Manager - Robyn Hardy Yet the line between these two extremes must still be drawn somewhere.

If a particular movie is going to somehow lessen my resolve against [insert sin here], I need to avoid it. No one thinks they are a villain. Nehru went to speak to her and she slapped his face. Tom Beard, who played Radcliffe, told me that you have to play a character's weakness as his strength: in Radcliffe's case his mildness, his ignorance. Did this happen? Cast in order of appearance

We're creatures in time, we can't escape it. What is the venue in which I will be watching this movie? But it was impossible.

He was not present for the celebrations on August 15th. Say Hello to Peacock! That’s why I have a very low tolerance for cuss words in what I choose to watch.

Clement Attlee - John Mackay Patience with one another as we each develop our entertainment scruples is in order. I did come to admire Jinnah. I once heard Harold Pinter say that while he believed that the audience had to be beaten he did not go so far as Howard Brenton who thought that the job of theatre was to "piss in their eyeballs.". Villager/Justice Mahajan - Neil D’Souza Drawing the Line – review.

Question to Howard Brenton: At what point in your research did you feel compassion for Cyril Radcliffe? But I invented two scenes of imagined debate between two high government officials in Beijing. I have yet to find someone who knows where to draw the line on every movie ever made. Experiments here. 9:19-23). The award of Gurdaspur to India would allow the territory of the kingdom of Kashmir to be contiguously accessible to India, so that its ruler, at the time a Hindu King, could opt to integrate with the Indian Union. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. As Mountbatten says in the play and in actuality he was to all intents and purposes in India the King so what he says goes. What might today's equivalent look like?

15:19; Jas. Cyril Radcliffe - Tom Beard Rev. And (being brutally honest here) I still don’t always know where to draw the line on some of things. It also thought your drawing looked like these: It thought your drawing looked more like these: We are doing this survey to better understand your interaction with the system.

Instead, I would want to capitalize every minute I could spare talking to Him, asking Him questions directly, studying His tone and body language, and following His manner of life – all things I can’t exactly do by just reading His New Testament. Villager/Liaquat/Justice Din Mohammad - Simon Negra Then we went south and wandered around Kerala. Prime Minister Attlee appoints lawyer Cyril Radcliffe to go out to India to chair the boundary commissions and draw the line for the frontier, which will separate the new states. Costume Designer - Jack Galloway You can still watch the play today. We don’t bind this list on anyone but our family, but we do believe these principles have a Biblical basis: 1. Young Villager/Aide to Nehru/Aide to Mahajan/Lord Krishna - Peter Singh Does the sin in this movie exceed the normal threshold of sin my faculties would otherwise normally observe during the course of routine exposure to the world? Howard Brenton After all, if Jesus really was sitting next to me physically, it would drastically affect everything I normally do in my life – including wholesome things. As it relates to the movies I watch, I need to ask if this will expose me to more sin than I would normally be exposed to if, say, I took my family to the food court in the mall. Assistant Stage Manager - Megan Kearney 3. Given the lowly status of women in India and indeed the marginal role they played in the story as depicted, I found it a startling action.

Christians need to be people who think through these issues. I wouldn’t want to eat, take a shower, make coffee, pay my bills, or sleep. I really wish I could find a simple, one-size-fits-all answer for some of these finer-tuned questions. 15:3). For my full comment policy, click here. It was for a big American movie company and … didn't get made. Was he right to oppose the drawing of the border? 12:2). Set Construction - Souvenir, Hampstead theatre's production of Howard Brenton's play about the partition of India will be live-streamed here at 7.30pm GMT on Saturday 11 January and then available on demand - worldwide and free. She said the line that is the play. I know a Christian can’t watch profanity-laced, sex-saturated movies and still be pleasing to God. I honestly, humbly continue to search for an easy solution. (Just Google “parental movie review” beside any movie title for a list of reputable sites that provide a list of any potentially offensive content in the movie.

Surely that is madness, but he is told that they want someone without bias who comes to it with a fresh mind.

I enjoyed the play and it brought history to life. But what about movies that, arguably, are not automatically ruled out by the aforementioned verses? But what about when a movie is specifically intended to promote sin? “Don’t watch anything you wouldn’t watch with Jesus sitting next to you.” Most of us have heard advice like this. There must be a place in the middle – not to be confused with moderation. Two things really surprised me. The worst thing you can do, however, is be haphazard about what movies we watch. Tubi is the leading free, premium, on demand video streaming app. I don’t think there is always an exact place for every movie where black and white meet. (We need to be very careful about this point, however, lest we turn it into an excuse to watch anything.

That's really the theme of the three plays: the struggle against what the Japanese call "ran", chaos. Indeed, we first see Beaumont in the background making a lucky escape from an angry confrontation. 15:33); The thoughts of the heart need to be guarded (Matt. Wardrobe Mistress - Josie Thomas I’m sensitive about this when it comes to movies that cause me to root for the bad guy. I find the indifference in this self-identifying Christian’s heart disgusting (cf. Gandhi was, of course, immensely effective before the war, inventing civil disobedience - for example the salt tax protests. Composer - Nicki Wells

Download 135,863 line drawing free vectors. In fact, Jesus only highlighted a single good trait without mentioning anything about the obvious sin going on in the parable. There are, however, two extremes on this topic for which I have little respect. Even their discussions can flare up but their civility makes it easier to present the arguments that outside are leading to violence. I am in India. I came to admire him very much. This is a really, really brilliant idea Guardian and hopefully one you'll be able to repeat with other theatrical works given the difficulty of getting to them in-situ during their short runs in London. #aiww: The Interrogation of Ai Weiwei was based on a detailed interview about his imprisonment that the great Chinese artist gave to the British journalist Barnaby Martin. This is how history should be taught in schools :-). Choose from over a million free vectors, clipart graphics, vector art images, design templates, and illustrations created by artists worldwide! Would you consider doing a follow-up play about what happened to the people after Partition?. Stream CNN TV for free from the UK for breaking news, global headlines and your favorite CNN shows. Jinnah - Paul Bazely This is the person who has given up. How many cuss words, if any, will I tolerate? These were flames that spread far more dreadfully than any theatre pyrotechnics can symbolise. Join the conversation on Twitter and discover backstage details about the production during the live stream (#DTLLiveStream).

Which is what Krishna says to Arjuna on the battlefield. I concentrated the drama on the increasingly desperate haggling over a short length of the border in the Punjab – actually the arguments were all over the place. I think that's why there is at times a feverish comic sense in the play - even though it is about a terrible time. S04:E01 - Draw the Line. Succumbing at last to demands for self-rule and aware of escalating conflict between Hindus and Muslims and the pressure to create independent states, the British government is eager to rush an act through Parliament before things boil over. The incident in the scene near the end really happened: a woman shouted at Nehru when he and Edwina were visiting a refugee camp. Song Draw The Line (Remix) Artist Aerosmith; Writers Steven Tyler, Joe Perry; Licensed to YouTube by SME (on behalf of Columbia); Abramus Digital, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, ARESA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., LatinAutor - SonyATV, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor, CMRRA, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, and 12 Music Rights Societies The ocean is a fickle mistress, friend one day foe the next, but the Australian Fishing Industry faces a threat that is far greater than any they immediately face at sea.

We judge each movie, generally speaking, by the following guidelines on a case-by-case basis when we feel it is not automatically ruled-out by the previously mentioned passages. Prime minister asking a favour? The Guardian and Hampstead Theatre

Will this movie incline me to sin? Well, I hope a lot of it is true … (!). Andrew Harvill gives him a petulant coldness as he dismisses the prospect of a hundred thousand deaths as "an acceptable level of violence". We discussed the first in the interval online. The running time is 2hr 10min including an interval.

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