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Is Britain’s West End Finally Stepping Up For Women Playwrights?

Looks like it. Of course, there’s always (been) Agatha Christie and The Mousetrap, but looking beyond Dame Agatha, “Changes do appear to be happening. And activism … is helping.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, Agatha Christie, 02.08.19


Does Becoming A More Expert Reader Increase Pleasure Of Reading?

Does one kind of literature afford a more refined pleasure than another kind? Can we compare the pleasure induced by Virginia Woolf with, say, that induced by Agatha Christie? Is “Casey at the Bat” potentially less (more) enjoyable than Keats’s “Ode to Autumn”? Is the pleasure of reading Henry James similar to that of reading George Eliot? At what point does a story’s eloquence or lack of it begin to affect people in the same way? – American Scholar
Tags: Art, Words, Agatha Christie, Henry James, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Keats, Winter 2018


Lots Of Foreigners The World Over Get Their Ideas About Englishness From Agatha Christie

“Her works are seen as so easy to read, she’s a favourite author of people learning English. Christie is also, by leaps and bounds, the world’s most translated author – so if many people are learning the English language through Christie, they are learning about the English people through her, too.” And not everything all those folks pick up is bogus.
Tags: Art, Words, Agatha Christie, Christie, 09.14.18


Vintage red double decker bus is converted into a cool, retro hotel

For those looking to enjoy a bit of retro flair on their U.K. vacation, this vintage red double decker bus that has been converted into a hotel is just the ticket. Inspired by Agatha Christie’s book At Bertram’s Hotel, this tour bus evokes a fun 1950s design. Bertram’s Hotel‘s two-story interior includes a plush purple lounge area, a classic cocktail bar and even a retro record player. The quirky Bertram’s Hotel is located in the village of Hartland, Devon, just a four-hour drive from London. ...
Tags: Design, London, Berlin, Agatha Christie, Bertram, Bertram s Hotel, Hartland Devon, British Isles of Hartland Point


An Avalanche of Novels, Films and Other Works of Art Will Soon Enter the Public Domain: Virginia Woolf, Charlie Chaplin, William Carlos William, Buster Keaton & More

There may be no sweeter sound to the ears of Open Culture writers than the words “public domain”—you might even go so far as to call it our “cellar door.” The phrase may not be as musical, but the fact that many of the world’s cultural treasures cannot be copyrighted in perpetuity means that we can continue to do what we love: curating the best of those treasures for readers as they appear online. Public domain means companies can sell those works without incurring any costs, but it also means ...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Music, Film, College, Atlantic, United States, Williams, Literature, Philip Roth, Henri Matisse, Agatha Christie, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin, Charleston


The plot thins

In The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, the heroine teaches in Edinburgh in the 1930s. She has a special set of favourites amongst her pupils, loves one-armed Roman Catholic art teacher and WW1 veteran Teddy Lloyd, and sympathises with Mussolini. A member of her set, Sandy, eventually sleeps with Lloyd and then becomes a nun, writing a book called The Transfiguration of the Commonplace.    What else is true in this novel? Is Venezuela the world’s leading oil exporter? Is the Indian ...
Tags: Art, Books, Featured, Scotland, Fiction, Literature, Jane Austen, Philosophy, Venezuela, Edinburgh, Catholic, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlotte Brontë, Muriel Spark, Hitler


Agatha Christie Was Not Cool With Unflattering Author Photos

Whoops: "What ticked Christie off the most, quite understandably, was a comment from theatre producer Bertie Meyer, who decided to tell the author, after seeing her recent publicity shot, that, 'Frankly, Agatha, that photo makes you look about 70.'"
Tags: Art, Words, Agatha Christie, Christie, Agatha, 07.13.17, Bertie Meyer


The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by

Witness for the Prosecution is a wonderfully-directed, by-the-numbers courtroom drama based on an Agatha Christie play. The story doesn't tread too much new ground
Tags: Design, Agatha Christie


Agatha Christie Biography | Biography Online

Famed mystery writer Agatha Christie was one of the top-selling authors of all time. Learn more at .
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VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Costume Designer William Ivey Long

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. Below, go behind the scenes with acclaimed costume designer William Ivey Long [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Agatha Christie, Orient Express, William Ivey Long, Ken Ludwig, BWW News Desk, McCarter Theatre Center


Photo Flash: Broadway Hopeful MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Leaves the Station at McCarter

McCarter TheatreCenter presents the World Premiere production ofKen Ludwig's adaptation ofAgatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now throughApril 2, 2017.An iconic classic,Agatha Christie'sMurder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over theairwaves since its publication in 1934. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Agatha Christie, Christie, BroadwayWorld, Orient Express, McCarter, Ludwig, BWW News Desk, McCarter TheatreCenter


Theater News: Alexandra Silber and Max von Essen Set to Star in Murder on the Orient Express

Emily Mann directs Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's story for McCarter Theatre Center, beginning tonight.
Tags: Theatre, Agatha Christie, Orient Express, Emily Mann, Ken Ludwig, Alexandra Silber, McCarter Theatre Center, Max von Essen Set


Agatha Christie Classic MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS on 'Track' for Broadway?

As BWW announced last month, New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center announced the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New Jersey, Broadway, Agatha Christie, Ken Ludwig, BWW News Desk, McCarter Theatre Center


Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 3

The story might go on and on and on but our three part interview with Tony Award winner Richard Malby, Jr. must come to an end. In our last discussion, Richard discusses how an observant stage manager got him working on MISS SAIGON, why Arthur Laurents isn't the next Agatha Christie, when he knew BIG THE MUSICAL wasn't going to work, and what the secret is behind his collaboration with composer David Shire. [Author: Behind the Curtain]
Tags: Theatre, Richard, Agatha Christie, Saigon, Arthur Laurents, David Shire, Richard Maltby


Theater News: Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen, and More to Star in Murder on the Orient Express

Ken Ludwig brings the Agatha Christie mystery novel to the stage at the McCarter Theatre Center.
Tags: Theatre, Agatha Christie, Orient Express, Ken Ludwig


Allan Corduner, Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen and More All Aboard for Stage Version of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS in NJ

McCarter Theatre Center hasannounced the full cast and creative teamfor its World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mysterymasterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Agatha Christie, Orient Express, Ken Ludwig, BWW News Desk, McCarter Theatre Center


Penelope Cruz to Board the ORIENT EXPRESS with Leslie Odom, Jr.

This afternoon it was announced that Academy Award-winning actor, Penelope Cruz, will be joining the cast of Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery thriller, 'Murder on the Orient Express.' [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Agatha Christie, Orient Express, Leslie Odom Jr, TV News Desk


It's Official! Leslie Odom Jr. Boards THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Will Broadway's beloved Leslie Odom Jr. be the murdered instead of the murderer this time According to the BBC, Odom Jr. has joined the already-starry reboot of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, helmed by renowned theatre and film actor-director, Kenneth Branagh. Odom Jr. joins A-listers such as Dame Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, and Johnny Depp. The film will begin production this coming November, in London, although the mystery of which characters some of the actors including Odom Jr...
Tags: London, Theatre, Bbc, Johnny Depp, Agatha Christie, Orient Express, Leslie Odom Jr, Leslie Odom, BWW News Desk, Odom Jr


A Century After Agatha Christie’s First Mystery Came Out, Crime Fiction Is Booming

“Crime fiction is turning back the clock to its golden age with a host of books that pay homage to the genre’s grande dame, Agatha Christie, either intentionally or in spirit.”
Tags: Art, Words, Agatha Christie


Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?

Leslie Odom Jr. is certainly keeping busy after his Tony-winning run on Broadway in HAMILTON.Variety writes that the actor is in talks to joinKenneth Branagh's new bigscreen adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Kenneth Branagh, Agatha Christie, Tony, Branagh, Leslie Odom Jr, TV News Desk


Theater News: Agatha Christie's Spider's Web Set to Open at the Alley Theatre

A comedy thriller opens the Texas theater's summer season tonight.
Tags: Texas, Theatre, Agatha Christie


Ernest Shackleton's polar voyage to feature on Royal Mail stamps

Explorer’s Antarctic exploits, the Queen’s 90th birthday, Shakespeare and Agatha Christie to be commemorated in 2016 The heroic exploits of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton are among the historic figures and events that will be honoured by Royal Mail’s special stamp programme next year.Although now privatised, the company will continue its tradition of highlighting British national symbols on stamps, with January’s set a memorial to Shackleton’s epic Antarctic voyage 100 years ago to get...
Tags: Books, Business, Design, UK News, Culture, Art and design, First World War, Antarctica, Royal Mail, Monarchy, The Queen, Stamps, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, Shackleton


Carry on screaming: the supernatural success of The Woman in Black

The ingenious ghost story – and GCSE set text – is now the second longest-running play in the history of the West End. So why does it continue to pack audiences in, after 25 years?Although it’s fairly common for musicals to refuse to die, only three unsung plays in London and New York theatre history have lived to celebrate their 25th birthday. Still going after 62 years, The Mousetrap is old enough to be the father, or indeed grandfather, of both Perfect Crime, which opened off-Broadway in 1987...
Tags: New York, London, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Broadway, West End, Agatha Christie



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