Blog Tag | Three Days, Three Quotes | Day #2

three days three quotes

Thanks Cat for tagging me! You can visit her at her blog The Book Finch and read her own quote selections here!

I’d also like to give credit to Beth @Reading Every Night for making the lovely banner/tag image 🙂

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

DAY #2 – TRANSLATIONS by Brian Friel & WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? By Edward Albee

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Translations

Translations by Brian Friel (1981)

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Theatre | Historical Drama5-starsBlurb:

“The action takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. In a nearby field camps a recently arrived detachment of the Royal Engineers, making the first Ordnance Survey. For the purposes of cartography, the local Gaelic place names have to be recorded and rendered into English. In examining the effects of Continue reading

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney (1956)

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Theatre | Drama3 StarsBlurb:

“A sensational theatrical success in London, A Taste of Honey was written by Shelagh Delaney at the age of 18. The play prompted Graham Greene to say that it had “all the freshness of Mr. Osborne’s Look Back In Anger and a greater maturity.” A Taste of Honey won Miss Delaney two national awards, the sale of film rights productions at Stratford, London, and Paris, and a round of applause from the critics.  Continue reading

Blasted

Blasted by Sarah Kane (1995)

Blasted

Theatre | Drama: In Yer Face1.5 StarsBlurb:

Blasted is Sarah Kane’s first full-length play which opened in 1995 and was the sensation of that year’s theatre season, making front-page headlines and outraging some critics who thought her premise that there was a connection between a rape in a Leeds hotel room and the hellish devastation of civil war was simply an attempt to shock audiences. The questions raised in this play about violence are at the heart of Kane’s writing.”
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Matched

Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie (2010)

matched

Teen Fiction | Dystopian3 StarsBlurb:

“Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate… until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.  Continue reading

Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (2010)

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Theatre | Historical Drama5-starsBlurb:

“Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, Continue reading

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)

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YA Fiction | Contemporary Romance4 StarsBlurb:

“Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.  Continue reading

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (2011)

the night circus

(NA) Fiction | Historical Paranormal Romance4.5 starsBlurb:

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called “Le Cirque des Reves,” and it is only open at night.

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