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AvidReader25
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley | Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon
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Such a fun chance to dip into the wildest Bennett sister‘s world. I love that we have a chance to see Lydia mature and learn to take some responsibility for her life. The audio was entertaining, but the music was obnoxious at times and really loud compared to the dialogue. Definitely worth a listen. (Litsy wouldn‘t recognize the correct book, so I tagged another great one.)

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Andrea313
A Strange Loop | Michael R. Jackson
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I've been waiting two years to see this musical and I finally got to go today and THIS happened?!?!? The composer playing the lead, singing his own story, and entire company coming together to make sure the show still went on was one of the most incredible things I have ever experienced in the theatre. I am overwhelmed and grateful and gonna be re-living this for quite some time. #SeeMoreTheatre

Leftcoastzen Wow! 4w
LiteraryinLawrence Oh my gosh, that‘s so memorable! I have chills! 4w
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JacintaMCarter
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I love these behind-the-scenes looks at my favorite musicals. This one doesn‘t explore the lyrics as much as other librettos, but it has some amazing photos in it.

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Sophronisba
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The revolution began quietly, with an awkward note sent between near strangers on June 7, 1897.

#FirstLineFriday #FridayReads

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bela_deters
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This was a good book, I had to read it for my musical theatre history class but I enjoyed the beginning and end that focused on how the American musical has evolved and where it‘s going

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AvidReader25
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley | Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon
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Loved rereading this one! In this sequel to Pride & Prejudice, Mary is witty and suffers no fools. I love seeing her character's development. Jane, Lizzy and their husbands are still very much in love. Lydia is still the worst and Mary finds herself bucking under all of her sisters' expectations and assumptions. It's clever, engaging, and manages to add depth to the Bennet sisters' relationships. I would love to see this on stage!

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xicanti
Madame Sarah | Cornelia Otis Skinner
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I read another chapter of MADAME SARAH while I drank blue tea. It‘s still great, and I still think her life would make a fabulous drama. I poked IMDB the other night and learned there‘ve only been two films about her: a British one in the 70s and a French TV movie in 2006. Clearly the filmmakers of France have a big gap to fill. Gimme 8-10 episodes per season, please, across 3+ seasons. She‘s too dramatic for anything less.

IndoorDame I‘m in love with this cover!!! 2mo
xicanti @IndoorDame it‘s by Mucha! 2mo
IndoorDame He‘s definitely a favorite of mine! 2mo
xicanti @IndoorDame I‘ve got his poster for La Dame Aux Camelias up on my wall and it brings me daily joy. 2mo
IndoorDame @xicanti surrounding yourself with artwork that brings you joy is one of the best things we can do in my opinion. And so many people just overlook it 2mo
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xicanti
Madame Sarah | Cornelia Otis Skinner
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I settled into my reading nook after supper to drink some hot chocolate and read a good chunk of this gripping biography. It‘s got me wondering why I‘ve never seen or heard of a drama (or a biopic) based on Sarah Bernhardt‘s life. Surely one exists in French, even if the English-speaking world has let us down? Point me to it, friends.

AshleyHoss820 I could swear that the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast did an episode in her…she sounds so cool! 2mo
xicanti @AshleyHoss820 she was wild! 2mo
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Dilara
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So, I've read all the short plays by Beckett in this book, but because I have no spatial awareness to speak of, nothing made sense. They're basically instructions aimed at actors/dances explaining how they should move on the stage and my mind went blank. Thankfully, there are filmed versions on Youtube.

KathyWheeler I think that‘s the best way to read plays. They were written to be performed, not read. I had a drama professor once who only taught plays that he could also get a taped performance of. 3mo
Dilara @KathyWheeler So true. And understanding older plays is so much easier when you're watching a performance than when you're reading them on your own: the actors have done the hard work for you :-)
In the case of Quad, because it's all stage directions and no dialogue, watching is also quicker than reading...
3mo
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vlwelser
A Strange Loop | Michael R. Jackson
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My book squad is having an outing.... In NYC.

TheBookHippie Fun! Enjoy! 3mo
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