Reading the Theatre review: Putting It Together

James Lapine, Putting It Together (2021) I think that putting on a theatrical production, particularly a musical, is one of the most remarkable things we human beings can do. It requires an almost unequalled level of cooperation and working together, with manifold roles that each have to be precisely and skillfully done while serving the … Continue reading Reading the Theatre review: Putting It Together

Nonfiction November review: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the last few years I've read a fair number of books that deal with the effects of trauma and long-term stress on our psychological and physical health, and how these negative effects can possibly be dismantled. I find this to be the most important challenge of our time, because traumatized, stressed people are damaged … Continue reading Nonfiction November review: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In which the Folio Society comes to its senses at last: Venetia

The world may be in a chaotic mess in many ways, but some good things are also happening. One of these good things is that the Folio Society, imprimatur of beautiful books, has finally started to publish some authors I've been saying for years they should add to their list. One of these is Diana … Continue reading In which the Folio Society comes to its senses at last: Venetia

“Lively and discursive as Chaucer’s pilgrims”: The Corner That Held Them

Over at A Gallimaufry, a Sylvia Townsend Warner Reading Week is happening from June 28 to July 4. I'm always up for investigating another blogger's enthusiasms, and I've been meaning to read something else by STW (I'd only read Lolly Willowes). So I checked out The Corner That Held Them from the library, and set … Continue reading “Lively and discursive as Chaucer’s pilgrims”: The Corner That Held Them