Bangkok has a large expat population.
No one can hope to know everyone living here. Sometimes people slip through the
cracks that you wished you’d had sat down for a couple of hour conversation.
Only you find out about them too late. A case in point is playwright and
filmmaker Ronald Tavel. He died a few days ago on a flight
from Berlin to Bangkok. Apparently he’d been a resident in Thailand for a dozen
This is from the New York
“Ronald Tavel, a playwright and
screenwriter who brought a bawdy sense of the outrageous to some of Andy
films and helped mold the Off Off Broadway avant-garde theater movement in the
1960s and ’70s, died Monday on a flight from Berlin to Bangkok. He was 72 and
had lived in Bangkok for the past 12 years.”
It’s a wake up call. Make that
extra effort to get out and meet interesting people where you live. Because they
won’t be around forever. And of course neither do you.
Here’s a list of Tavel’s films with