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Simon Callow remembers Snoo Wilson: his work was 'the stuff of dreams  

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08/07/2013 10:35 am  

Simon Callow remembers Snoo Wilson: his work was 'the stuff of dreams

We worked together again and again, he and I. I acted in his plays, I directed them; we worked on screenplays that were never filmed and on shows that were never staged; we sped across Sicily to recce a never to be shot film about Aleister Crowley. We drove wildly about from Monreale to Enna and Taormina; we ascended Etna, and each of these places shook him to the core with the seismic power of history and the life lived in them, until it was impossible to know which century he and I were alive in.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2013/jul/05/snoo-wilson-simon-callow

Snoo Wilson obituary
Playwright whose anarchic works were filled with vividly imagined characters

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2013/jul/05/snoo-wilson

Snoo Wilson, Surrealistic British Playwright, Dies at 64
http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/theater/snoo-wilson-surrealistic-british-playwright-dies-at-64.html?_r=0


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08/07/2013 2:58 pm  

I wasn't aware he'd died. His 'I, Crowley' was a hoot and he was an amusing speaker at one of the Oxford Thelemic Symposia back in the day.

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08/07/2013 3:31 pm  
"lashtal" wrote:
I wasn't aware he'd died. His 'I, Crowley' was a hoot and he was an amusing speaker at one of the Oxford Thelemic Symposia back in the day.

Yes, he was. I remember that talk.


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09/07/2013 9:06 am  

His talk at the Oxford Thelemic Symp was entertaining - although with hindsight, perhaps not the wisest place to assert that Crowley had gone to Oxford university 🙂
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17/07/2013 12:29 pm  

I found his “I Crowley” (The Last Confessions, pub. Mandrake) a lot better, and far funnier & occasionally insightful into the matter of the Beast, than his play of the same name.  I too recall his talk at one of those long gone Oxford Symposiums – dimly, a bit like the 'sixties (though I was ten at the end of them, not a casualty I hasten to add…), where I do seem to remember being with Gerald Suster who was busy enjoying himself heckling Mr Wilson about factual bloopers (possibly the Oxford gaffe among them) from behind him at the back of the hall.  Perhaps now they are now enjoying a drink together in the empyrean?

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