The Week in Review: October 2
Highlights, conversations, and news from the world of arts & culture.
PICASSO WROTE PLAYS FOR A PHILOSOPHER’S DREAM CAST
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will stage a reading of one of the master painter’s plays, Desire Caught by the Tail, this October. The original cast included intellectuals as Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Raymond Queneau, performing under Albert Camus’ direction.
CANADIAN BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
Shortlists for Canada’s high-profile literary awards, such as the Governor General’s Literary Awards, and The Scotiabank Giller Prize, were announced this week. A public vote to decide the CBC Canada Reads shortlist is already underway.
RUSSIAN BALLET COMPANY DANCES IN CAR FACTORY
Russian ballerinas partnered with factory workers from a car production plant in the Urals to perform a ballet inspired by, and specifically designed for, the location’s industrial nature.
EXPERTS ASK WHICH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILL BETTER THE ARTS
58 million people watched the first US presidential debate on Wednesday evening, but the culture community is talking about a topic yet explored. Which candidate would be more supportive of the arts and which candidate will help arts’ organizations bottom line?
Flavorwire’s Paul Hiebert answers the question here.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE TURNS 25
The cast of the quirky, comedic fantasy film, The Princess Bride, celebrated its ubiquitous history with a red-carpet reunion this week, including favourites Wallace Shawn (“Inconceivable!”) and Mandy Patinkin (“My Name is Inigo Montoya…”)
The cast also re-united this year for the wonderful photo above (click to enlarge).