Winston Showan and Peter Quince


For me, yesterday evening belonged to Winston.
The commentary said he came to the diary room to talk about the remaining housemates, although it seemed to me that he had been dragged there by BB to give him more profile, and he sat there with half-tongue-tied opinions in his usual disarming fashion as BB force-fed him questions. But it was when he later said to someone that he once played the part of Peter Quince in ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream‘  that everything so far in this summer’s Big Brother fell into place. Winston Showan as the character that is Shakespeare’s own comic portrait of himself melding with Winston Smith (the hero of Orwell’s 1984), the Young Churchill lookalike, the callow youth, the Essex beefcake, and his earlier sudden out-of-context question to Chris about the Illuminati as if itself a question force-fed by preternatural forces during this our own deep Midsummer…

Above taken from discussion here (I am Des2).


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7 responses to “Winston Showan and Peter Quince

  1. A wonderful poem by Wallace Stevens entitled PETER QUINCE AT THE CLAVIER shown on the ‘Temple Illuminatus’ website:

  2. Marion wrote:
    Winston had to withsatnd the blandishments of a lapdancing Biannca. he did too.

    The Temptations of St Anthony ….or St Winston?
    Related, too, to last night’s flagellation by fish etc.
    A saint who carries his own flayed flesh.

    A wise yet controversial view of Helen by Marion here, one that will stir all the BB forums no doubt, and also perceptive is her view of Christopher’s Road to Damascus.

    Mark’s tears when cutting up onions assumed a new significance when looking back at an earlier discussion about anthropomorphic onions.

  3. 13.8.14 (later)
    Indeed, we need to know, Marion, how far BB this season has been staged and whether the contestants are in on the plot?
    I believe it is half-staged – pre-planned by manipulation by BB – and the contestants, like Pauline choosing Helen to have a safe card and Chris being fake-fake-evicted last night, are conditioned by some form of celebrity-aspirational tele-arts osmosis. Not Illuminati, so much, as Immunity (manipulable immunity from a game of skill or even from a game of chance like the sponsoring super-casino).
    Peter Quince: But, masters, here
    are your parts: and I am to entreat you, request
    you and desire you, to con them by to-morrow night;
    and meet me in the palace wood, a mile without the
    town, by moonlight; there will we rehearse, for if
    we meet in the city, we shall be dogged with
    company, and our devices known. In the meantime I
    will draw a bill of properties, such as our play
    wants. I pray you, fail me not.
    (Midsummer Night’s Dream)
    (Speak the lovers through a wall?)

  4. image
    I’ve had a sudden revelation. The BB-historical double top for women as embodied by Ashleigh-Helen is simply a symbol of the Black Swan / White Swan syndrome or struggle in ‘Swan Lake’ (cf the film ‘Black Swan’). Everything falls into place…

  5. CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER – Summer 2014

    Enough of swans, now to stags.
    Someone on CBB just asked “How’s your stag?”, followed by secret hand signals.
    Well, this is the Illuminati Stag God:
    Vaguely like the BB eye?

    Yet, having just checked, apparently the film ‘Black Swan’ was full of Illuminati symbols!!!

  6. Nelly Furtado (“aka Black Swan”) giving the same signal as Zoe and the other housemates (including Ashleigh):


    And I have just finished the aforementioned book I have been reading for a while (ORFEO by Richard Powers about an Avant Garde classical composer, a book longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize) where I encountered this passage about a half an hour ago:

    And let him hold his fingers thus. The giant holds up his fingers in a sideways chink of V in front of his shining eye.
    Shut the f**k up, Richard barks. Right. And let him hold his fingers thus, and through that cranny shall Pyramus and Thisby whisper.
    If that may be,
    the giant says, then all is well. Come, sit down, every mother’s son, and rehearse your parts.”

    And, of course, the Pyramus and Thisby play was the play within a play produced by Peter Quince (Winston Showan).

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