Saturday, January 12, 2008

Walden - the play

Magnetic North are putting on an adaption of Walden at Stills in Edinburghon January 31 through to February 3. Tickets from Traverse box office at 0131 228 1404. The poster above features on the superb BLDGBLOG site where the always intelligently readable Geoff Manaugh ponders the setting. As commenters on his site have pointed out, the shed in the picture is actually the Unabomber's taken by Richard Barnes. Here's what Magnetic North say:
"Walden is one of the most extraordinary and unclassifiable books ever written. Magnetic North’s adaptation will reflect the book’s defining characteristics – a mixture of homely conversation and sharp observations of the human character, together with its charm, quality of meditative reflection, and central notion of self-sufficiency - in an event that is part performance art, part philosophy class and part biography but wholly vivid, invigorating and theatrical."
An infrequently updated blog accompanies the play which you can reach here. We will follow the reviews with interest...

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