In our literary segment of a three-part Cultural Roundup Series for 2017, Gabriella and Claudette discuss some of their favourite books of the year.
Episode 7 – 2016: A Cultural Autobiography
Gabriella and Claudette discuss the books, film, theatre and podcasts that they loved (and a few that they loathed) in 2016. Length: 1hr 6mins, Recorded December 2016 iTunes Link/Download HERE Notes: Sport for Jove’s Summer Season, a double bill of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar/Antony & Cleopatra (playing to January 29, 2017) Eimar McBride on TLS, reading […]
Elena Ferrante, “Frantumaglia”, 2016
Gabriella and Claudette review Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey by Elena Ferrante. Gabriella explores the Ferrante’s literary project of the absent author, while Claudette writes of the bogeyman of Ferrante’s novels.
Love & Friendship, 2016
By Gabriella Edelstein and Claudette Palomares Contents The Podcast First Letter: ‘The chief joy of Stillman’s work is his shimmering dialogue’ by Claudette Palomares Second Letter: ‘I wonder, how would Austen have voted in the referendum?’ by Gabriella Edelstein Third Letter: ‘The best adaptations are the ones in which the director has distilled the distinct […]
Episode Five: Erratic Dialogues reviews “Love & Friendship” dir. Whit Stillman
In this episode Gabriella and Claudette review Whit Stillman’s enchanting “Love & Friendship” based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan. Among other things, Gabriella and Claudette chat about Stillman’s career, Kate Beckinsale’s star turn as Lady Susan Vernon, the “Cult of the Janeite” and what exactly constitutes a perfect Jane Austen adaptation. Notes: Apologies […]
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, 2016 (Sydney Theatre Company)
Gabriella and Claudette discuss Byron, fractals, chaos theory and Hamilton the musical while reviewing the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production of Tom Stoppard’s dazzling play, Arcadia.
Elena Ferrante, “My Brilliant Friend”, 2011
Gabriella and Claudette explore “My Brilliant Friend”, the first novel in the “Neapolitan Quartet” by the mysterious Elena Ferrante.
Love’s Labour’s Lost, 2015 (Sport for Jove)
Gabriella and Claudette review Sport For Jove’s Love’s Labour Lost and discuss what Shakespeare even is in the first place.
Half of a Yellow Sun, 2006
Gabriella and Claudette explore Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s luminous novel Half of a Yellow Sun, winner of the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction (Now the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction) and the 2015 “Baileys of Baileys”.