Polish playwright Witold Gombrowicz's 1938 play is a sprawling, ungainly creature. The story about a bored, rebellious prince who decides to marry a mute, possibly disabled, woman he encounters while out for a walk is definitely absurd, and has all the marks of a satire. But it's never clear what this contemporary adaptation is satirising, and the tragic ending of this highly stylised, English translation struggles with pace and clarity.
Hanan Al-Haj, a Lebanese woman in her fifties, dreams of being a great actor on her morning runs through Beirut. She also reflects on her relationship with her faith, her husband and her country. She contemplates the great Greek roles she longs to play. Medea is at the forefront her thoughts. Where are the Medeas in Beirut? Who are the women so oppressed by the patriarchy that they commit what may be the greatest offence of a mother?
Boy-crazed Evie lives in Neasden with her mum and is fighting the battles that most inner-London comprehensive school kids do. She's desperate for Lewis' attention, worrying about her body and dealing with the racialised social hierarchy where having light skin means you're better. She also has a creepy uncle from America who's visiting.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".