There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing," someone wise once said, and it's a shame they never told any of the characters in this Bill Gallagher-penned three-parter because everyone seemed resigned to traipse soddenly
around in the middle of a never-ending Mancunian monsoon without so much as an pop-up umbrella or a stitch of polyurethane between any of them.
Remember therin howe Jack Straw by his overmuch boldnes, not being politick nor suspecting Anye thinge: was Soddenly
at Smithfield Bars stabbed by Walworth the major of London, & soe he and his wholle Army was overthrowen.
Late spring, actually, after the rainiest part of the season had passed and the fields had begun to dry out and they no longer smelled so heavily, so soddenly
, of earth.
All of the guests arrive "semi- or completely intoxicated": Anne, a lesbian, "had taken six decks of cocaine and uncounted cognacs"; "Foster Morris came in soddenly
drunk, bringing with him a new soldier lover that he had picked up on the street in the afternoon" (10).
There was a very sizable Canadian contingent at this year's Berlinale, including Catherine Martin's Man ages, Carl Bessai's Lola, Anne Wheeler's Soddenly
Naked, Mike Hoolboom's Tom, Lynne Stopkewich's Lilith on Top and three Kinderfest entries: Guarav Seth's A Passage to Ottawa (which won a special mention from the Crystal Bear jury), Peter Markele's Virginia's Run and Maria Sigurdardotir's Canada/Iceland co-production, Regina.
In The Brome Abraham, at the moment when Abraham is about to kill Isaac, a stage direction determines:' Her Abraham drew hys stroke and pe angell toke the sword in hys hond soddenly
(14) Not only does the text determine the importance of this timed intervention, but the stage direction qualification that the action should happen soddenly
' confirms both the narrative and staging needs.