BRN #12: Places, everyone!

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Some of you may know that I have participated in the NaNoWriMo challenge for two years now (2015 & 2016). I took up the challenge last year because I needed something to give my mind a project with a deadline and participating brought me some sanity. I decided to accept the challenge again this year because it seems it makes an excellent motivator for me and my writing. Anyway, I was sitting here musing about my book and thought I’d share a few thoughts with you.  Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter #8) by J.K.Rowling (2016)
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Theatre | Fantasy
3 Stars
Blurb:

“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. Continue reading

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

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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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Deathtrap

Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts by Ira Levin (1978)

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Theatre | Comedy | Mystery5-starsMy attempt at a Brief Summary:

Act One. A murder is committed. A play is written about the murder committed. Act Two. A play is written about a murder to be committed. The murder is committed. A play is written about a murder committed over a play about a murder committed based on an actual murder committed.

Tough to describe but it’s a comical thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat caught between laughter and terror!
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1895)

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Theatre | Comedy: Farce 4 StarsBlurb:

“Oscar Wilde’s madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades.  Continue reading

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

Buried Child

Buried Child by Sam Shepard (1979)

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Theatre | Drama1 StarBlurb:

“A newly revised edition of an American classic, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago.

A scene of madness greets Vince and his girlfriend as they arrive at the squalid farmhouse of Vince’s hard-drinking grandparents, who seem to have no idea who he is Continue reading

Boys’ Life

Boys’ Life by Howard Korder (1988)

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Theatre | Drama1 StarBlurb:

“Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s Life: love, relationships, and growing up in New York City “a substantial play. It makes Howard Korder a presence to take seriously in the theater” (Village Voice); Search and Destroy: corporate politics, lies and relationships Continue reading

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (1962)

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Theatre | Comedic Drama5-starsBlurb:

“Twelve times a week,” answered Uta Hagen when asked how often she’d like to play Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In the same way, audiences and critics alike could not get enough of Edward Albee’s masterful play. A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. Continue reading