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Voltaire’s 18th century Candide — versus Bernstein’s 20th century Candide

Susan Engel as the aged and unappealing Cunegonde (a sort of old lady 2) at the close of a Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Candide (2013), favorably reviewed by Paul Taylor (“astringent, nihilistic, dry”) Christa Ludwig as the old lady...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Oct 2018

Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein

When I placed my head on my pillow, I did not sleep, nor could I be said to think. My imagination, unbidden, possessed and guided me, gifting the successive images that arose in my mind with a vividness far beyond the usual bounds of reverie. I saw—with...
From: CRECS// on 10 Oct 2018

New Book (and Film) | Peterloo

From Head of Zeus Books: Jacqueline Riding, Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre (London: Head of Zeus, 2018), 400 pages, 400 pages, ISBN: 978-1786695833, £30. Manchester, August 1819: 60,000 people had gathered in the cause of parliamentary...
From: Enfilade on 4 Oct 2018

On MetroStage: Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Again Mabuza and Bokkie in a soft version of the orange-red light of the play’s first act I want to make rock flowers … They have eyes, but they do not see us. – Nukain Mabuza Friends, This is to urge all those within reaching distance...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Sep 2018

William Davenant’s Macbeth: Shakespeare “Improved” at the Folger

Kate Eastwood Norris as Lady Macbeth in the present Folger production Friends and readers, I much enjoyed, indeed was drawn to attend minutely to the Folger Shakespeare William Davenant’s 1673 version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth this afternoon....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Sep 2018

Late Summer on Brook’s heath

By Sara Marie Westh Copyright: Peter Brook (1971) The images from Peter Brook’s cinematic version of King Lear have been burned onto the retinas of countless Shakespeareans since its release in 1971. The stark landscape of the movie shows a...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Aug 2018

New KE&PU Podcast: Adrian Masters, “Petition & Response: Spanish America & the Council of the Indies”

Adrian Masters, “Petition and Response: Spanish America and the Council of the Indies in the 16th Century,” on Kingdom, Empire, and Plus Ultra with Edward Collins.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 22 Aug 2018

Poldark: the fourth season (2018)

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark (Episode 1, after prologue) Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza singing (also Episode 1) Of course there has to be an end. Of course. For that is what everyone has faced since the world began. And that is — what do you call...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Aug 2018

Historias Podcast: Rowe, “Black Saints in the Early Modern Spanish World”

Historias: The Spanish History Podcast features Erin Rowe in episode 14: “Black Saints in the Early Modern Spanish World.”
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 2 Aug 2018

New Podcast: Edward Collins, “Kingdom, Empire, and Plus Ultra: Conversations on the History of Portugal & Spain” – Most Recently: Stephanie Cavanaugh

Stephanie Cavanaugh, “Moriscos, Enslaved Children, and Litigating for Liberty in Sixteenth-Century Spain” is the most recent episode of Kingdom, Empire, and Plus Ultra: Conversations on the History of Portugal and Spain, hosted by Edward Collins...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 30 Jul 2018

The melancholy of Simon Raven’s Pallisers serial drama

The Duke (Philip Lahtam) and Duchess (Susan Hampshire) in conflict in The Prime Minister (Pallisers 11:22) Friends and readers, Having once again watched the 26 episodes of Simon Raven’s 1974-75 BBC Pallisers with a few people on,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Jul 2018

10 books that influenced him in his life? Wind in the Willows to Proust

John Malkovich as the Le Baron du Charlus and Vincent Perez as Morel (Time Regained,1999) Friends and readers, For the last day I thought I would tell of Jim’s books, his favorites and those (insofar as I can tell) that influenced him as a boy,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jul 2018

Beautiful but Deadly

In support of the summer-long celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion in Salem, better known as the House of the Seven Gables, Salem State has offered up a Hawthorne film series in partnership with the Salem Maritime National...
From: streets of salem on 22 Jul 2018

10 books that influenced me most in my life? Johnson & Boswell’s Journey to the Hebrides

‘How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book?’ [Thoreau, Walden Pond] — And how many more a woman? This is the edition I’ve read this book in so many times …. To know what you prefer, instead...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Jul 2018

The Tempest (Donmar/Illuminations) @ BBC iPlayer

In the final entry in Phyllida Lloyd’s Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy, it is Harriet Walter’s turn to take the stand for a testimony at the start of the performance. The oldest prisoner at 66, ‘Hannah’ was the getaway driver for a...
From: The Bardathon on 21 Jul 2018

Henry IV (Donmar/Illuminations) @ BBC iPlayer

Following the release of Julius Caesar in cinemas last year, Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘Donmar Trilogy’ is finally available on BBC iPlayer, giving me the chance to belatedly catch up with Henry IV and The Tempest. The films, with live camera...
From: The Bardathon on 19 Jul 2018

10 Books that influenced me most in my life? Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

Judy Dench as Paulina in Kenneth Branagh’s recent production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale I, that please some, try all, both joy and terror Of good and bad, that makes and unfolds error, Now take upon me, in the name of Time, To...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jul 2018

10 Books that influenced me most in my life? Anthony Trollope’s Dr Thorne

Tom Hollander as Dr Thorne (scripted by Jerome Fellowes, Hollander is right for the part) Friends and readers, About four days ago I joined in on a meme on face-book: you are asked to cite 10 books that influenced you strongly or made a real impact on...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Jul 2018

Winston Graham’s World War II novels

Bossiney Cove — the central sections of Strangers Meeting takes place in Trembeth Cove, Cornwall Since coming abroad something of the subterranean disquiet which existed everywhere had affected his imagination and he quite often awoke from dreaming...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jul 2018

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