You’ll have to scroll down to the end to find the connection between Woolf and the infamous Berlusconi, but here are the latest Woolf sightings from around the Web:
- WOS students win campus reading contest, TheRecordLive.com, Feb. 17, 2011
Ragsdale took first place honors in Interpretive readings with her reading of “The Widow and the Parrot” by Virginia Woolf. Alayna Jacobs placed second with her reading of Saki’s “The Open Window.” Jacobs earned a $1500 scholarship for placing second . . .
- Curtain to fall on London theater’s Fringe Report, Reuters, Feb. 17, 2011
From an office beneath a church in London’s district of Bloomsbury, famed for intellectuals such as novelistVirginia Woolf, it has served as an antidote to the bright lights of London’s West End. But after its 10th anniversary in July next year, . . .
- Review: Book demolishes myth that 50 is the new 30, eTaiwan News
Finally, after months of trying to resuscitate her near-comatose career, Jackson sucked it up with the help of a quote from Virginia Woolf _ “Arrange whatever pieces come your way” _ and made a documentary about taking her spoiled teenager to the slums . . .
- Gems from George Eliot, New Yorker (blog)
Virginia Woolf famously characterized “Middlemarch” as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people,” and I would suggest that it is a book that shows its reader how to be grown up—how to love deeply, how to marry wisely, how to connect . . .
- ‘Merit Badges’ winner hails from hometown of author Kevin Fenton, MinnPost.com, Feb. 16, 2011
“Merit Badges” — which Fenton describes as a blend of Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel “The Waves” and television’s “That ’70s Show” — follows four high school friends growing up together during the 1970s in Minnisapa, a fictional town a half-hour . . .
- Cora Values Reads Steamy Romace Literature at the Gas ‘n’ Gulp, SF Weekly (blog), Feb. 16, 2011
He staged an encounter between Virginia Woolf and Diane Arbus at Disneyland. He’s even impersonated Christopher Walken, for cryin’ out loud. (It’s no wonder we once called him a mix of Noel Coward and Eddie Izzard.) So if it’s anyone we trust to play . . .
- ORLANDO at Court Theatre, ChicagoNow (blog), Feb. 16, 2011
Chicago, IL – Court Theatre continues its 56 th season with Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, directed by Jessica Thebus. The production will run March 10 – April 10, 2011 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. . . .
- Community college to hold literary festival, Chesterfield Observer (subscription), Feb. 16, 2011
A theater presentation of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own,” performed by Catherine Byrne, a JTCC acting teacher, on Feb. 23, at 7 pm at the Midlothian campus will be among the festival’s events. On Thursday, Feb. 24, students and faculty, . . .
- Lock, stock and squatters, Telegraph.co.uk, Feb. 15, 2011
Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw both lived there, albeit not at the same time, while other former residents include AW Hofmann, a notable professor of chemistry, and Sir Charles Eastlake, the first director of the National Gallery. . . .
- Bunga Bunga Berlusconi Indicted, Human Events, Feb. 15, 2011
No one is exactly sure what Berlusconi means when he says “bunga bunga,” but the BBC tried to figure it out last week, producing a narrative that includes German actresses, dirty jokes, Virginia Woolf, and Moammar Gaddafi. I also distinctly remember . . .