Sarah Montague appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"As You Like It" is considered a romantic comedy, and it certainly has the right “boy meets girl” ingredients. In fact, by the end of the play four boys meet girls. But though the relationship of the central couple, Rosalind and Orlando, is a core element in the work, and is heard in a minor key in the wooings of the three other couples, Michael Boyd’s production for the Royal Shakespeare Company reminds us that all kinds of love are on offer here. There is parental love, filial love, the love of servant for master, and vice versa; there is instant love, devoted love, rejected love — and all of them are put to the test in the Forest of Arden.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
As the Middle East continues to feel the tremors of revolution from all across the landscape, Dr. Reza Aslan’s book “Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East” offers a timely look at the role of literature in modern Islam.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Peter Brook was a legendary director with the Royal Shakespeare Company (R.S.C.) in the 1960s and 1970s; Michael Boyd is the current Artistic Director. The two were recently brought together in the first of a series of discussions being presented by the Park Avenue Armory in conjunction with the R.S.C.’s summer residency.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
The RSC has transported seven productions and a frame-by-frame replica of its theatre to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The occasion is the company’s 50th anniversary, and it is celebrating by coming to the city for a six-week residency that starts on Wednesday.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Four tales with a hint of fantasy -- from a fateful encounter on a bus, to a lovesick monster.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Contemporary and classic American authors jingle their bells in this summertime look back at Christmas.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
When Jerry Seinfeld called out, “Release the hounds,” he probably wasn’t imagining the extravaganza that is the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, held each year on the handsome grounds of the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, Pennsylvania. One of the largest such sporting events on the East Coast, it offers the hound enthusiast — what’s not to love? — a day with top packs of beagles, bassets, and foxhounds from all over the area.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
In two stories from contemporary American writers, people seek direction in their lives.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Listen closely and you’ll hear heartbeats throughout this program of SELECTED SHORTS, in tales ranging from a horror classic to a contemporary miniature.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Greene Space's Shakepearean 'team'--Ricardo Fernandez, David Maclean, Sarah Montague, and Arthur Yorinks--are in London recording audio and video in anticipation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming residency at the Armory, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Here are some notes from the field.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
An émigré wanders through London, looking for home, and Cary Grant’s suit travels America, pursued by villains in “North by Northwest.”
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Is the pen mightier than the sword, or any number of other challenges? That’s what “A Working Day,” at the PEN World Voices Festival set out to explore on April 28.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Listen to the audio of a PEN World Voices Festival panel at the Standard Hotel. Writers and editors talked about the ways in which corporate publishing limited access to audiences, the pressure to mainstream, and editing as a form of censorship.
Monday, May 09, 2011
Reality. "Some people live in it, some people don't," observed Happy Ending host and curator Amanda Stern on Wednesday, May 4 at Joe's Pub before introducing three writers with different takes on the subject. The topic seemed a fitting flourish to a week that included both a fairy tale wedding and the death of an international terrorist—each event both fantastic and true.
Sunday, May 08, 2011
This program features four contemporary tales with unexpected plot twists and emotional surprises.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Bloggers? Tweeters? My Space? Facebook? Fahgedabodit. Hundreds of years before everyone got on a digital soapbox, diarists used this intimate form to confide their loves, longings, and keen observations about the world around them. Learn more about the diaries currently on view at the Morgan Library here.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
About blogging—I don’t. To me this word suggests an action taken by something hairy with a club.
Think of me as a diarist, or an old-fashioned essayist, musing on that space that is somewhere between public and private, without any particular agenda. The Charles Lamb of the audio set.
Friday, April 29, 2011
One of the most powerful aspects of “War Horse,” which opened at Lincoln Center on April 14, is, of course, the astonishing puppets. At The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, the puppeteers pulled back the curtain during a lively panel discussion and demonstration.
Friday, April 29, 2011
It's fitting that William Shakespeare was born in the spring—April 26, 1564—because his sonnets are crammed with sumptuous images of ripe nature bursting its bounds. The Cornelia Street Café recently celebrated the playwright’s birthday with a reading of selected sonnets.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Pen World Voices Festival opens in New York on Monday. The annual event is a bold reminder that writing is not just a leisure art resulting in a commodity, but an instrument of change, a tool for probing everything from revolution to the human psyche, and a vital bridge between nations and individuals.