Episode 27: Bookshop stories

 

On episode 27 we decided to do a small homage to bookshops by sharing three bookshop stories:

The first one is a small bookshop and theatre in London called Calder Bookshop & Theatre.

The second one comes from a Cuban musician who discovered a book by Julio Cortazar, in a bookshop in Santiago de Compostela, that would led her to a very ambitious musical project.

The third one is from Spanish author & singer-songwriter Isabel Ros-Lopez who we interviewed on episode 19. Isabel talks about Pepe Negrete’s bookshop during the years of Franco’s dictatorship.

Mentioned in this episode:

Calder Bookshop & Theatre:

Jamila Purofilin

Jamila Purofilin website

Poet and Singer-songwriter Isabel Ros-Lopez

Pepenegrete Bookshop in Malaga

Episode 24:Thebes Land the new theatre play directed by Daniel Goldman

Sound engineer: Oscar Pérez

On episode 24 we talked to Theatre director Daniel Goldman about his latest project: directing the play Thebes Land.

Written by Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco, Thebes Land is a play with a twist. A twist within a twist.  An autobiography fictionalised, a fiction that really happened.  Is that meta enough for you?


Thebes Land premieres in the UK on 30 November 2016 at  Arcola Theatre.

Listen and get infected with Daniel’s enthusiasm…
 We certainly did!

Mentioned in this episode:

Manizales International Theatre Festival

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival in London

Teatro San Martin de Buenos Aires

UK’s  independent drama publisher Oberon books

Recommended books:

  • The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • War and peace by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Gallery of photos courtesy of Arcola Theatre:

Photographer: Alex Brenner

 

Episode 13: Playwright Aldri Anunciãçao talks about Namibia, não!

All the way from Salvador de Bahía playwright Aldri Anunciãçao and Out of the Wings translator Almiro Andrade talk about the award winning theatre play Namibia, Não!

“You have to read a play before it’s on the stage and the first readers of the play are the actors, the director and the crew. If you do not catch the attention from the crew it will not be on the stage so I think that you have to write a play better than if it was a novel because it’s the way to get it to the stage”

Aldri Anunciãçao

 

Episode 6: Mario Benedetti’s Pedro & the captain

Blackboard theatre director Miguel Torres talks about bringing Mario Benedetti’s play Pedro and the Captain to the London stage for the first time in 30 years.

Partnering with the charity Redress, Miguel’s objectives were not only to share his Latin American culture with London audiences but also to raise awareness of torture; a practice still in use by different countries around the world.