(no) Future

English doesn't have a Future Tense!

There is falsehood happily taught in Italian schools that “the English Future is with ‘will’ “. Sadly this leads to two deeply engrained errors. The first is to use ‘will’ for plans and arrangements and the second is to use the Present when ‘Modal Will’ is required. The first step in correcting these errors is to explain why English doesn’t have an orderly indicative Future Tense like everyone else. And given that it doesn’t, what other principles can be used to talk about future actions.

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Peter Brook at the Teatro Valle Occupato

A great British director in Rome


Peter Brook is one the great theatre directors of the twentieth century. His 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream made theatre history.

On Friday April 12 at 8pm the Teatro Valle Occupato is screening 'The Tightrope', a documentary about Brook by his son, Simon Brook. The film will be followed by a public debate with Peter Brook.

You can book tickets by sending an email to peterbrook.tvo@gmail.com

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