Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Eurydice" by Sara Ruhl

Over the weekend I saw "Eurydice" by Sara Ruhl performed by the theater at my college. I absolutely fell in love with it. "Eurydice" is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of Eurydice (as the title suggests). Ruhl uses Eurydice's narrative to explore the relationship between a daughter and her father against a man and wife. Originally, Ruhl considered herself a poet, but during her time at Brown University, she found herself drawn to the medium of drama. Since then she has written ten plays, and, in 2010, her drama "In the Next Room" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

If you ever get the chance to see this play, do so!

In other realms of entertainment, I recently read a book! Not a textbook. Not an encyclopedia. But a real book, with real people who really talk to you. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but it was distracting enough. The title is The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip. I have two other books that I got from the library that I am waiting to find time for - East by Edith Pattou and Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock. I have high hopes for these two.

Any other book suggestions out there?

1 comment:

  1. I would recommend the novel "Death Note:Another Note The Los Angeles BB Murder Case" I don't know if you'll like it but I did, but it's a bit creepy.