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Strindberg, August

Miss Julie – August Strindberg

  I read Miss Julie (written in 1888) before the London performance at the lovely Jermyn Street Theatre in Piccadilly. This is my second time going to this tiny theatre, first being the The Dover Road, and it remained as charming as ever. Miss Julie is the first play I read by the Swedish playwright August […]

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Marlowe, Christopher

English Literature Degree and Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

I finally made a jump and started an English Literature degree with The Open University! It’s long distance learning, so I don’t have to quit my job. Their program is designed for people with life commitments like job or family. It takes 3 years full time to complete this degree, but I’m doing part time […]

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Pinter, Harold

No Man’s Land – Harold Pinter, and the 2016 London Play

  I read this play for the 2016 London play starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. It seemed a very good timing to read this script by Harold Pinter – a Nobel prize winner in literature in 2005, and tick him off my Nobel project. I never heard of Pinter prior to hearing about the […]

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Milne, A. A.

The Dover Road (Play by A.A. Milne) – Jermyn Street Theatre

Thanks to Simon of Stuck in a Book’s post I was made aware of this delightful 1922 play by A. A. Milne. Bought the ticket just 2 days in advance, and strolled along to Piccadilly Circus Friday after work. This is exactly the kind of time that makes me so grateful and happy to live in […]

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Soyinka, Wole

Death and the King’s Horseman – Wole Soyinka

  Death and the King’s Horseman is a play by Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian and the first African to be honored the Nobel Prize in Literature. The play was published 1975, and Soyinka won the prize in 1986. I was reading this together with my GR book group. It also adds nicely to my Nobel […]

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Wilde, Oscar

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

Once again I managed to combine reading a play with watching the play performed on stage afterwards (the last one was Death of a Salesman a few months ago). This time it’s the delightful play by my favorite author Oscar Wilde. It is funny, in a very 19th century English way. I enjoyed the way […]

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Miller, Arthur

Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller (Play)

Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. I read this play script right before I watched the stage play in London at The Noël Coward Theatre. It’s only about 100 pages […]

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New York Book Haul, Bookish Stuff and Reading List

In March I went to New York (9 days) and New Orleans (4 days)! It was such a great trip in many ways, but how is it in bookie ways? I’ve been posting pictures on my Instagram and my travel FB page if you’re into pictures, but this post will be on all bookish related […]

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Spring Catchup Post

Once again this blog was seemingly abandoned for a while, but I actually have been blogging bookish things at my travel blog Wandering Mee, so here are some links: When in Spring, Go See Plays: After my last post about “We are Proud to Present..” play, I went to another two. One was particularly bookish. […]

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“We Are Proud to Present…” at Bush Theatre

On the weekend I went to see a play with the longest title ever known to plays: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915 The title makes little sense before you see the play (excuse […]