“Danny Boyle’s Olympics opening ceremony was a literary romp and a cultural riot. One giant limerick.
Rather than overwhelm his audience with grand formations and laser beams, the filmmaker chose to tell us the story of his country — and season it with a very British sense of the absurd. Or, in the words of England’s master of nonsense verse, Edward Lear, “pure, absolute nonsense.”
Nina Martyris, “Edward Lear, the London Olympics, and the Power of Absurdity”