Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:31 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
The American Statesman presents the upcoming performances of Jen Silverman's The Moors in Austin:
Not sure what to expect with this production of Jen Silverman’s dark comedy depicting the bleak and savage moors and two sisters who live there? “The Moors” is a riff on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing siblings, the Brontë sisters, examining love, power and our longing to be noticed. Once you watch the production, it’ll haunt you like a strange dream. 
Image (Ireland) recommends summer readings:
In A Secret Sisterhood (Aurum Press, approx €18.99, out June 1), the ideals of literary female friendship are turned on their heads. It looks at Jane Austen’s bond with amateur playwright Anne Sharp; how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor; and the friendship of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, among others. Writers Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney seek to dispel the myth that these women were isolated eccentrics. Instead, they shed light on the unique ties that bonded them together using largely unpublished letters and diaries. Utterly unique and insightful, this deserves a place on your bookshelf. (Jennifer McShane)
Music & Vision reminds us of the recent premiere of Songs and Visions of Joy by the composer Janet Wheeler:
Songs and Visions of Joy by English composer Janet Wheeler received its first performance on Thursday 29 June 2017 at Sing a Song of Joy, a summer concert given at St Mary's Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES, UK by the women's choir Psallite, directed by Nancy Hadden. (...)
Songs and Visions of Joy by English composer Janet Wheeler received its first performance on Thursday 29 June 2017 at Sing a Song of Joy, a summer concert given at St Mary's Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES, UK by the women's choir Psallite, directed by Nancy Hadden.
Margriet (Netherlands) interviews TV presenter and writer Maureen de Toit:
“Ik heb altijd geschreven en ontzettend veel gelezen. Als tiener smulde ik van boeken als Wuthering heights van Emily Brontë. Zelf wilde ik ook graag een boek schrijven. Nu is mijn eerste roman voor volwassenen er. Glossy boerin is geen Mulisch en geen bouquetreeksboekje, maar iets ertussenin. Ik ben ongelooflijk blij dat het me is gelukt!” (Translation)

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