It’s been a while since I last wrote. I am in the process of developing a reader platform . The idea is to connect readers with readers and to; promote, share and sells books. I was at a pitch 2 weeks ago and received an interesting business card. I will be sharing more information soon.
We are pleased to announce another collaboration with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, this time with their performance of Tennessee Williams’ legendary play The Glass Menagerie (Glazen Speelgoed). This is the first play directed outside America by rising star Sam Stone. The Glass Menagerie, one of the most powerful plays of the 20th century, is a tale of love, loss and the disparate hopes and dreams of a family at odds. The Dutch version of Glazen Speelgoed has been highly praised and actor Chris Nietvelt has been nominated for the Theo d’Or Award for her role as Amanda Wingfield. Eelco Smits has also been nominated for the Arlecchino Award for his role as Tom Wingfield.
On September 22nd, Glazen Speelgoed will be performed with English surtitles. On that same evening, the John Adams will host a special pre-event at the Stadsschouwburg with dramaturgist Vera Hoogstad and two of the actors about the play and Tennessee Williams. The event will be moderated by John Adams-director Tracy Metz. For subscribers to our newsletters, we can offer a discount of 7.50 euro on combined tickets for the play (dress-circle tickets) + pre-event.
Date: Thursday 22 September 2016
Place: Stadschouwburg Amsterdam. Leidseplein 26. Tickets available http://www.john-adams.nl/the-glass-menagerie/
“Madonna in a fur coat” by Sabahattin Ali
A long, slow and burning story. We were thinking where is this book going? And halfway through the book, the narrative picks up and reveals the plot to the reader. A dark and secretive protagonist reveals a story for the reader that continues towards a crescendo with devastating consequences. I could not help but wonder if this story was a passionate romance story or a story about the utmost levels of human selfishness. This is not a “light, page turner” but a dark and complicated romance like a box of dark and rich chocolate. Reader you decide but take your time reading the book.
The English Bookshop’s Reading Group.
September 7 & 8: Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
If you think Jobs and Gates changed our world, wait until you learn what Elon Musk is up to. The founder of PayPal and the Tesla electric automobile is seriously planning on sending humans to Mars. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently working on an exciting advanced technology project. Stay in touch to find out more.