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  • Dec 26, 2014
  • Updated: 12:11pm

Juliet Burke

John says ...

Rachel captures the excitement, and disappointments, of dating extremely well. It takes a real talent to make a reader feel as excited, scared or sad as a character does.

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010, 12:00am

John says . . .

Nga-lam's exciting story uses suspense - one of the most valuable tools of a writer.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

What changed and why

At the start of my version of 'A surprise from Juliet', Juliet's mother doesn't yet have specific worries about her daughter; she just suspects something is wrong. Clearly, this isn't as dramatic as the opening to the original story.

But it does allow me to show more of the key facts being revealed or discovered.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Enough drama to make even the Bard proud

It's Sha Tin on international day - the world stage. But wait - this is Shakespeare without Romeo or Juliet. Two of the fairest stars in all the heavens. It's a lamentable tragedy. They've done the last scene first.

No Takeover Target. Ouija Board spirited away. Someone will have to command the stage, but who? The home side is reading for the part - this could be 2002 again.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

From Juliet, with love

It is a typical Monday morning in a small office in the Italian city of Verona. Barbara sits at her desk and begins reading letters addressed to her long-dead boss. 'Dear Juliet, where have you been all these years? I hope your tomb is not too cold. I am an English teacher and we have just read your story. Everybody started crying at the end.'

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Family tragedies and nuns' bad habits

IF ever anything is calculated to make you avoid a return to your homeland, it is John McColl's Sandcastles On The Beach, the first of a double bill from the Hong Kong Players who manage all too successfully to conjure up how claustrophobic it is to be on the same continent as your family.

26 Sep 1999 - 12:00am