The Past Perfect

We step out of a narrative to explain something prior

Here’s my latest lesson on the Past Perfect.

Past perfect
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The most interesting thing about the Past Perfect is that it’s not just about time. Sure, we use it to step back in time from a verb in the past. But why do we do that? To explain something that happened before that verb.

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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.

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