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The yellow curtains

The yellow curtains
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In which little happens. But watch long enough and the scenery moves. I noticed that Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper was on promotion in Waterstones window this week. That surprised me. Call this a tribute.

nige says:

That is beautiful. Such a glow. Funny how the video and camera interpret the colour differently, despite it coming from the same lens (i assume).

20th May 2009, 09:06

OJ says:

Yes, the very same. The light changes with the moving cloud so it may be conditions as well as lens.

20th May 2009, 09:14

lovely warm light

20th May 2009, 09:16

OJ now outside where it's colder than you might think says:

Thanks for the highlight. That has made my bleary morning.

20th May 2009, 09:42

beth says:

Oh yes, that's a magical thing isn't it? Always makes me incredibly heady with nostalgia.


I MUST get around to reading the yellow wallpaper, it's not a big read afterall.

20th May 2009, 09:55

OJ says:

Nostalgia for your childhood in the countryside beth?

The Yellow Wallpaper is a very important feminist work and a powerful metaphor, you should definitely read it.

Trivia #1 - I acted in a stage adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper as a student in 1993/1994? It was a one-hander ably assisted by several stage managers moving the scenery so that the room did actually contract.

Trivia #2 - Have you spotted the bird in this video? I shot a couple this morning but didn't go with a less shaky version for that reason....

20th May 2009, 10:35

Euphro says:

Lovely! And I saw the bird :D

Well done on the highlight :)

One of the first highlights I ever saw on Moblog was of morning light glowing through curtains :)

20th May 2009, 12:27

factotum says:

The Yellow Wallpaper is now on my very lengthy things to re-read. Evocative set.

20th May 2009, 12:53

OJ says:

Really Euphro? I'd like to see that. I wonder who it was by.

Thanks Factotum. I may have to dig out the book (and the video of the play!) and relive all that creeping.

"John was asleep and I hated to waken him, so I kept still and watched the moonlight on that undulating wall-paper till I felt creepy.

The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out." Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper.

It's online here if anyone wants to read it.

20th May 2009, 13:08

beth says:

Well it's two things - waking up in tents when I was very young and watching the shadows on the walls as the cars went past at night at my gran's house.

20th May 2009, 13:30

Jane Doe says:

Very evocative. One of my first essays was on this and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Your production sounds fantastic

Maybe the promo was 'cos of the forthcoming film?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790788/

20th May 2009, 15:51

OJ says:

Oh, maybe it was Jane Doe, I didn't know about that.

20th May 2009, 15:54

Caine says:

Lovely.

20th May 2009, 15:57

moo(moo-at-moo-dot-com) says:

Where did you get those curtains?

15th Nov 2010, 13:48