Thursday, September 30, 2010


I'm glad to hear that PICNIC ON THE BATTLEFIELD (2010, Thianchai Isaradej) will be restaged again.

What I like very much in this play includes:

1.Its reflection on the important situation which happened several months before. I think it is important that some art works (films, plays, poems, etc.) talk about this issue. This is a very sensitive and controversial issue. I think it takes a brave man like Thianchai to talk about it via his work.

2.The great performance of the leading actress

3.Its focus on the "the people who built the roads" or the working class.

4. The red underpants of some characters

5.Its tragic ending

However, there are a few things in the play which make me feel ambiguous towards the play, such as:

1.The presentation of the aid worker as someone who wants disasters so that he can get some benefits from it

2.The presentation of a journalist as someone who doesn't like smiling Thai people, but likes to see Thai people fighting each other, so that she can make some news reports

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