A play from The Old Vic in Bristol on the subject of Marc and Bella Chagall. Really good. You can find performance options at this link: https://bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/flying-lovers-of-vitebsk , some on-demand for a limited period of time.
Author: Teri Rife
This group is going to present a digital production of “Meet Me in St. Louis” but before that, on December 1 at 7:00 PM EST, one-time only, there is this opportunity, which I have grabbed: Irish Repertory Theatre is proud to present a reading of Plaguey Hill, a new work by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, read by Tony
This afternoon I watched a matinee performance from the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC, “On Beckett/In Screen” conceived and performed by Bill Irwin. It is a masterclass in Beckett performance. There are more performances, if you’re interested. You can find the information here: https://irishrep.org/ 75 minutes of Beckett and Beckett commentary. Just right.
I mentioned in my post about Optic Nerve that I was reading this book as well for the Meadows Museum’s new book club. I finished it weeks ago but I wanted to wait to talk about it until after the book club discussion, which took place two nights ago. The books were chosen by one
The Meadows Museum Education Dept. has created a new online opportunity: monthly Book Club! Right up the old alley. Their first two selections are Optic Nerve (Gainza) and The Atocha Station (Ben Lerner). The Atocha Station has been selected, I assume, primarily for its being set in Spain. There is a vivid art museum scene
Sunday, Oct. 4, is Virtual Festival Day. The choice of several events for each hour of the day. You can see them & sign up here: https://brooklynbookfestival.org/event_type/virtual-festival-day/
Just to say that this starts tomorrow morning at 9AM EST. You can register HERE: https://www.nationalbookfestival.com/series/lobby28/lobby
I’ve just finished listening to this novel, which feels too, too real to be a novel. Utterly convincing. JNaz brought me to this book with her “Oh my, read this book” post, which feels like a lifetime ago. She did such a great job of describing it that I will try something I have never
OK, this is a film but it is about books and reading. This 1-1/2 hour documentary was made on the occasion of The Review’s 50th anniversary in 2013. If I remember correctly, it is available to view until Sept. 7. I know you’ll like it. https://mailchimp.com/presents/by-the-books/the-50-year-argument “Mailchimp Presents.” Who knew?
Roddy Doyle is one of my favorite writers, so I was jazzed when I saw that a new book had just been published in May of this year. The library system didn’t have it on order, so for the first time I did what y’all told me: I put in an acquisition request. And, lo