Weekly Round-Up, 6-3-17

Happy June, Core folk! Our hope for this month is that the sun will finally emerge (but not too much).

  • Turns out Montaigne was an early promoter of bibliotherapy (as well as the unreliability of relationships with other people). An insight: Human beings will abandon you, but books will never leave.
  • Candide, An American Dream is writer-director Ken Finkleman’s modern-day take on Voltaire’s work. The film runs from June 2-4 at the Royal Cinema in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Speaking of updates, Jeff James and James Yeatsman bring Jane Austen’s Persuasion to the stage in a production that features a playlist with songs by Nicki Minaj, among others, as well as bikinis, a dance floor, and a distinct lack of crinoline. It runs until June 24th at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, England.

Anne (Lara Rossi, right) and Antony Bunsee. (Photograph: Johan Persson)

Anne (Lara Rossi, right) and Antony Bunsee. (Photograph: Johan Persson)

“Goethe: Life as a Work of Art,” by Rdiger Safranski and David Dollenmayer (Liveright)

Well, that should do it. Until next week, scholars!

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