The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Swiss theatre and film director Luc Bondy was born in Zurich on 17 July 1948. He studied with Jacques Lecoq in Paris and began working as an assistant at Hamburg's Thalia Theatre, then took over at Berlin's Schaubühne in 1985.
He died on 28 November 2015, aged sixty-seven.