Archive for March 27th, 2011

Virginia Woolf is on stage again. A new play is debuting at the Royal Northern College of Music Studio Theater in Manchester, England, in honor ofthe 70th anniversary of her death.
A Good Day: Love, Death and Virginia Woolf premieres April 14 and runs through the 16th. It is described as a dramatic love story that gives a mesmerising and compelling view of Woolf’s final hours, according to producers Brian M Clarke and Tom Elliott.
Helen Parry is the director, and the show is being promoted by Beat Productions.

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Elizabeth Taylor died March 23, which means the online world was filled with stories connecting Taylor and Virginia Woolf — all because one of Taylor’s most famous films, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, mentions Woolf in the title.

Nevertheless, plenty of Woolf sightings still mentioned the modernist author in her own rite. Here are 26 of them. And in tribute to Taylor, you’ll find a clip from Who’s Afraid at the end of this post.

  1. Greatest role and privilege of women, New Straits Times
    Virginia Woolf
    wisely remarked “I would venture to guess that ‘Anon’, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman”. Today, we live in more enlightened times. Women are now accepted in most walks of life even if it took Germaine
  2. Star Trek: With the Next Generation, CurrentMom
    I was not a science fiction/AV nerd-type – I was more the angst-ridden poet, the Virginia Woolf groupie, the English major in search of her Heathcliff. Not to mention my Annie Hall look-alike contest, which went on for the better part of my junior year …
  3. Dave Lavender To Lead “Street Haunting” Tour,HNN Huntingtonnews.net
    Written by Matthew Earnest, a New York-based playwright, “Street Haunting,” is adapted from a Virginia Woolf essay and is being presented by Marshall Theatre Alliance. As you listen to the iPlay on your cell phone, you will be prompted to walk to seven … Read “Woolf’s `Street Haunting’ inspires iPlay.”
  4. 10 Favorite Classic European Films, TheCelebrityCafe.com
    With a story that could easily beat any novel by Leo Tolstoy or Virginia Woolf in regards to its complexity, Jean Renoir’s ‘comedy of manners’ is probably one of the finest films ever made. Renoir made technical leaps far beyond any other French
  5. Does literature still matter?, Salt Lake Tribune
    If you don’t believe her, here’s Virginia Woolf on why reading poetry can be a transformative experience: “Our being for a moment is centred and constricted, as in any violent shock of personal emotion.” And here is Eliot himself, to explain why poetry (more…)

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