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Seven Sins

Reading commentary in the newpapers and on Natalie Uninterrupted about the Madonna baby adoption made me think about a workshop I did with Annette Mees (director) and Lyndsey Rice (dramaturg) regarding the Seven Sins.

The project is bringing together seven writers to write short plays on the seven sins.

I’m doing Greed.

Hm. Not sure what that says about me. But, do let me know if you have an good ideas?!

Circling back to Madonna, it was suggested in the workshop that celebrity maybe an overarching 8th sin which encompasses all the other 7!

For the record, from wiki:

Lust (undesired love) vs Chastity (purity)
Gluttony (overindulgence) vs Moderation (self-restraint)
Greed (avarice) vs Generosity (vigilance)
Sloth (laziness) vs Zeal (integrity)
Wrath (anger) vs Meekness (composure)
Envy (jealousy) vs Charity (giving)
Pride (vanity) vs Humility (humbleness)

We also had an interesting discussion as to when a “sin” could be positive…. can envy spur success, can pride spur better work, can lust spur….erm… babies?

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2 Responses to “Seven Sins”

  1. natalieuninterruouted on October 21st, 2006

    i think it seems a natural progression then that your greed should be the greed for fame. or is that too close to vanity? You aren’t gluttony so it can’t be about cheese (which it otherwise obviously would be) Does greed in the context of the Seven Deadlies have to equate to money?

    PS. For some reaso, the text on your site is the size of pin heads. Why does that happen?

    i can’t see what I’m writing.

  2. Ben Yeoh on October 22nd, 2006

    I’m not sure why the words are coming out the size of pin heads. It is small but should be readable. I shall investigate.

    I don’t think it has to be greed for money. Greed for fame is intriguing. I was thinking of “greed for knowledge” although they tend to call that a thirst for knowledge or a hunger for knowledge. That must be close to greed… Can you have a greed for imagination or boredom or other intangible things….?

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    I'm a playwright and investment analyst. I have a broad range of interests: food, gardening, innovation & intellectual property, sustainability, architecture & design, writing and the arts. I sit on the board of Talawa Theatre Company and advise a CIS investment trust on socially responsible investments.

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    Recent plays include, for theatre: Nakamitsu, Yellow Gentlemen, Lost in Peru, Lemon Love. For radio: Places in Between (R4), Patent Breaking Life Saving (WS).

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