GOODFELLOW: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
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An advantage of being a project-based company is that the development of an idea is not constrained by the economic pressure of keeping a company on the road at all costs. Goodfellow benefited from a two-week development grant from the Wellcome Trust, … Read More

GOODFELLOW: THE STUFF OF LEGEND?
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“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” John Ford’s The Man who shot Liberty Valance (1962) Documentary drama that dares to enter into a showdown with ‘The Western’. Some thoughts… Claiming the Territory As … Read More

OK CORRAL GUNFIGHT RECREATION ACCIDENT – a painful irony
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The reader may have missed hearing of this  incident that took place last year … http://wkbn.com/2015/10/19/real-bullet-hits-actor-during-old-west-gunfight-reenactment/ It was perhaps fortunate for the victim that the gunfight re-enactment was not adhering more strictly to the known facts, not least by placing … Read More

THE SKELETON STAGE: DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS APRIL 6TH – 18TH
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At last! The ideas start to lift off the page and the word is made flesh (and bone). Thanks to our grant from the Wellcome Trust, we spent two highly profitable weeks at the congenial fh space in Forest Hill, testing out the … Read More

WAS GOODFELLOW (GULP!) A LIAR?
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In his Wikipedia entry, and in the Don Chaput biography (Dr. Goodfellow Physician to the Gunfighters, Scholar, and Bon Vivant. Westernlore Press 1996.), George Goodfellow is credited with having performed, in July 1881, possibly the first ever gunshot wound ‘laparotomy’ … Read More

LUCKY BEGGARS – R & D FUNDING FROM WELLCOME
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We have received good news from the Wellcome Trust, who have agreed to support two weeks of script development for Goodfellow: Anatomy of the Gun. This gives us the opportunity to test a (promising) first draft with a handful of actors and … Read More

GOODFELLOW R & D USA part 6
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Go to the first part of this blog >  Day 3 Friday Aug 29th (continued) Goodfellow Two hours at the Arizona Historical Society library in Tucson, where I was able to have a good look at what there exists of ‘Goodfellow … Read More

GOODFELLOW R & D USA part 5
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Day 3 Friday Aug 29th Tucson. Medical matters. “He who desires to practice surgery must go to war” Hippocrates University of Arizona Medical Center, and an interview with trauma surgeon Dr Peter Rhee. I blush to confess my  failure to realise how much of … Read More

GOODFELLOW R & D USA part 4
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Day 2 Thursday Aug 28th (continued) Tombstone – three interviews Included in the price of the Gunfight ticket you get a free copy of a modified facsimile of the Tombstone Epitaph‘s report on the fight, to be collected from the newspaper … Read More

GOODFELLOW R & D USA part 3
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Day Two Thursday Aug 28th (continued) Tombstone – the Town Tombstone today, with a population of about 1,400, is for the tourists and a very cleaned up version of the bustling, hastily  improvised silver boom-town of the early 1880s, when … Read More

GOODFELLOW R & D USA part 2
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Day 2 Thursday Aug 28th. Tucson to Tombstone: The Prologue and first encounters “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” … Read More

GOODFELLOW R & D USA part 1
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A  RECORD (IN 6 PARTS) OF AN INTENSIVE AND EXCITING FOUR DAYS OF RESEARCH, STOLEN FROM A FAMILY HOLIDAY AND SPENT IN PHOENIX, TUCSON AND TOMBSTONE ARIZONA.     Day 1  Wednesday Aug 27th 2014. Travel: Grand Canyon to Flagstaff AZ … Read More

WORLD CUP FINAL 1966 COMES TO BRISTOL OLD VIC
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WORLD CUP FINAL 1966 Bristol Old Vic 12 June – 12 July 2014 A Bristol Old Vic production By Carl Heap and Tom Morris Directed by Tom Morris Designed by Katie Sykes Based on an original staging by Carl Heap … Read More