Archive for November 21st, 2007

Kara Wilson as Vanessa BellIn Bloomsbury Bell, Kara Wilson uses her skills as a writer, painter, and actress to tell the story of Vanessa Bell’s reaction to her sister Virginia Woolf’s death in 1941.

The one-woman play features Vanessa at her easel at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex just a few weeks after Virginia Woolf’s suicide in the nearby River Ouse. While Vanessa paints, she shares her thoughts with Virginia, according to a story on living.scotsman.com. During the monologue, Wilson puts brush to canvas to create a portrait of Woolf.

Wilson says her inspiration for the play, which she wrote, included the letters the two sisters wrote to each other, as well as Jane Dunn’s book, Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: A Very Close Conspiracy.

Wilson’s solo show is playing at Lyon & Turnbull, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, on Nov. 23 -24, Tickets for the Edinburth production are available from www.karawilson.co.uk. For more information, call 0207 435 2225.

Bloomsbury Bell was also staged at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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