Thursday, June 07, 2007

Steven Berkoff in My Own Pseuds Corner..

Berkoff is a playwright, actor and theatre director. In the 1970s and 1980s he wrote a series of verse plays including: East (1975), Greek (1980), Decadence (1981) and West (1983). He has made several adaptations of Kafka's work: The Metamorphosis (1969), In the Penal Colony (1969) and The Trial (1971). He is an exponent of the style of heightened physical theatre for which the term 'total theatre' has been coined. In Hollywood he took villainous roles such as the corrupt art dealer Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop; a gangster in The Krays; and the sadistic Soviet officer Col. Podovsky in Rambo: First Blood Part II. He appeared in the James Bond film Octopussy as General Orlov. He was cast by Stanley Kubrick as a police officer in A Clockwork Orange

In The Evening Standard's weekly magazine, a famous Londoner is asked to comment on some aspects of their life in London. Mr Berkoff was one such contributor.

In honour of this I have added him to my own Pseuds Corner

This is his article:
The two key passages are these:

which I think fits nicely with ...

and then...

Nothing horrible, consumerist and yuppified in his choice of holidays or taste in fashion then....

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