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.

 

Albert Camus directed one of Picasso's star-cast plays

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.

 

See the shortlists here.

 

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.

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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).

 

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