I'm a bit late in asking this, but wanted to check whether anybody else succeeded in reading one or more books in another language (or in translation) over the summer. If so, what was your experience? I had ambitious plans, but in actuality I only completed two books, one in French and one in German. … Continue reading Summer in Other Languages: How did you do?
I've been having a wonderful time this month with Reading the Theatre. I've read fiction, nonfiction, and plays ... often one thing leads to another, as seeing a play or film based on a play makes me want to know more about the actor, and reading an actor's account of his performance makes me want … Continue reading Two titans of the theatre
Another Reading the Theatre post over at Staircase Wit, and another mystery: this one being the first of the Tessa Crichton mysteries by Anne Morice, recently republished by Dean Street Press. Check out Constance's review to learn more. I just read it as well, and quite enjoyed it. The theatrical connection is that Tessa is … Continue reading Death in the Grand Manor at Staircase Wit
Here's another post for Reading the Theatre, about a mystery novel centered around a drama group at Cambridge University. It sounds terrific! Check out the review at Bitter Tea and Mystery to find out what makes it so compelling.
Are you looking forward to Reading the Theatre in March? I am! In the meantime, I've enjoyed putting together a list of some of my favorite books about the world of the stage (in which I would include puppetry, circus, opera, dance, and other stage arts as well as plays and musicals, by the way). … Continue reading Favorite books about the theater