Tuesday, October 30, 2007

David Eldridge's annus horribilis

On his blog, David Eldridge looks back to the year when his play Under The Blue Sky was rejected by everyone except, finally, The Royal Court.
...nothing devastated me more than the knock back The Bush gave 'Under the Blue Sky' in September 1999. What was so incredibly hard to deal with and turned it in to a kind of existential crisis of doubt and confusion was I knew it was my best play so far and to be something genuinely new and worthwhile. To add insult to injury just after I received the bad news from W12 I bumped in to senior playwright I knew on the street and I suffered the indignity of him seeing me in tears.

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