Breathe in us, may your handpour olive oil onto our breast.Shield us from the dark word,From the dark word, save us!
Leading Austrian author Ilse Aichinger has passed away; see, for example, the DeutscheWelle report
Her classic The Greater Hope was released in a new translation (the previous one, Herod's Children, appeared back in 1963 and has long been out of print; Time called it"thoroughly unbearable") very recently (earlier this year) -- albeit (only) by German (!) publisher Königshausen & Neumann; see their publicity page, or (try to) get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. (Tip to US/UK/Australian/etc. publishers: license this.)
In The Telegraph they have their: 'top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1', in The top 50 books of the year
Long live sacred actors like Dan Fogler and the elevating spirit of independent, bohemian community theatre ... These thespians will be household name like Fogler soon ...
|Lucy Westenra||Madeleine Boyle|
|Wilhelmina 'Mina' Murray||Cassady Maddox|
|Jonathan Harker||Dimitri Armatas|
|John Seward||Nathan Bennett|
|Abraham Van Helsing||Paul Murton|
|Count Dracula||Daniel D'Amico|
|Attendant / Vixen||Antoinette Grey|
|Attendant / Maid / Vixen||Eleni Pyretzis|
From happy go lucky Jakub Kowalski to another friendly Mittleuropean character Drakula with creatures great and small inside the Kafkaesque lunatic asylumn ... Bram Stoker's GOTHIC tale of DRACULA has fascinated generations and needs no introduction. Stoker, a friend of Wilde and Conan Doyle, wrote the piece while employed as administrator of London's Lyceum Theatre and always hoped to see it adapted for the stage.
Since its original publication in 1897, Dracula has epitomised the Horror genre and popularised the vampire legend, spawning countless spin-offs and reimaginings over the last 120-odd years. Like many Victorian classics, Draculaexplores the clash between science and the supernatural, civilized society and the primal. The fear of the exotic and unknown; unspeakable evil hidden behind a cultured human visage; primal passions; the corruption of the soul; 'morality' (particularly the expectations placed on women); and courage against a seemingly unbeatable foe are all strong themes within this play Genesian theatre