• The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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    Book review: The Little Prince

    Book review of The Little Prince This is a book review of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery in the English translation. I bought the book in the Wordsworth Edition as I thought it was super cute. I’ve heard about it often and thought I’d give it a read. Find it right here on Book Depository or Amazon [affiliate links] The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery “With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in…

  • Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
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    Book review: Marilla of Green Gables

    Book review of Marilla of Green Gables This is my book review of Marilla of Green Gables. I bought the book when I was acquiring the books in the Little House: The Rose Years series, and thought I’d throw that one in there as well. I saved some money on shipping buying more at once, and I had seen the book around. Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy is set to be a prequel to the well-known and well-loved story of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I read the Anne of Green Gables books growing up and I loved them. So naturally, I wanted more and…

  • Book review rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott
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    Book review: Rotherweird

    Book review of Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott This is a book review of Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott. A book about a weirdly whimsical and secluded town with plenty of Tudor age secrets. Rotherweird is the first part of a trilogy. Find it right here on Book Depository or Amazon [affiliate links] Summary I have humbly borrowed this blurp from the back of the book: “1558: Twelve children, gifted far beyond their years, are banished by their Tudor queen to the town of Rotherweird. Some say they are the golden generation; some say the devil’s spawn. But everyone knows they are something to be revered – and feared. Four and a…

  • Book review conversation sinfonietta by Jean Tardieu
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    Book review: Conversation-Sinfonietta

    Book review of Conversation-Sinfonietta by Jean Tardieu This book review of Conversation-Sinfonietta by Jean Tardieu, is part of my “A play a week” reading challenge. I aim to read 52 plays in a year, and I’ll review every single one right here on the blog! A symphony of conversation It’s a script meant for staging a basic conversation as if it was a choir singing together. This means a few repeated lines between the characters, who are named by their tone of voice. The script for Conversation-Sinfonietta suggested placing the actors in accordance with how you would place singers in a choir set-up. (The image below does not correspond with…

  • Book review the keyhole by Jean Tardieu
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    Book review: The Keyhole

    Book review of The Keyhole by Jean Tardieu This book review of The Keyhole by Jean Tardieu, is a part of my “A play a week” reading challenge. Basically, it means that I try to read a play each week for a year, ending up with 52 scripts in total. So really, The Keyhole is more a script than an actual book. The Keyhole and absurd voyerism This script definitely had a lot going on in the subtext. Not in the naturalistic way obviously, but I saw this script play out in my mind in so many different ways while reading it. It was like the opposite feeling of reading…

  • Book review professor taranne by Arthur Adamov 52 plays
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    Book review: Professor Taranne

    Book review of Professor Taranne This is a book review of “Professor Taranne” by Arthur Adamov. It is really a script from 1953 and I read it as part of my ‘A play a week reading challenge‘. It’s a challenge where I aim to read one play each week for a year, ending up with 52 plays on the list. Professor Taranne Professor Taranne basically spends the whole play trying to establish his identity and does not succeed. It was like it was meant to be confusing for the sake of confusion. I get that the structure is the same as when you dream, which adds to the absurdity, but…

  • Book review of the lesson by eugene ionesco
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    Book review: The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco

    Book review of The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco This is actually a review of the script for a play. The play is a part of my reading challenge, where I read a play a week. My goal is to read 52 plays in a year and you can follow my progress right here and maybe even start your own! Find plays by Ionesco right here on Book Depository or Amazon [affiliate links] The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco The Lesson is a short play by Eugene Ionesco. It was a quick read and somewhat entertaining. Basically, there is a professor and his maid, who are expecting a new student. The new…

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    Book review: The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco

    Book review: The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco “The Chairs” by Eugene Ionesco is a script and I read it as part of my ‘A play a week reading challenge‘. I read it in Danish, but will review it in English since it is an internationally known piece. I will not go into detail about the surrounding contexts of the play when Ionesco wrote it, or even the author themselves. This book review will be just a review of the reading experience from a dramaturg’s point of view. Let’s dive into it! Find plays by Ionesco right here on Book Depository or Amazon [affiliate links] Book review of The Chairs by…