News from nowhere


Here’s the design for the new twelve-screen edition for the National Theatre. Howard Brenton’s Romans In Britain made a major impact in 1980, on the face of it because it featured nudity and male rape, but more deeply because it was critical of the continuing British occupation of Northern Ireland, hence the Paratroop Regiment camouflage behind the angry Celt! ‘I have been dead. I have been alive’ is from the 6th century Song of Taliesin, a Welsh bardic masterpiece.