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Teaching Virginia Woolf online this fall? If so, these YouTube videos focused on her life and her work may help. Take a look.

Virginia Woolf and Mrs. Dalloway

This is a nearly one-hour 1987 dramatized documentary on the novel, with an introduction by Woolf biographer Hermione Lee.

The Mind and Times of Virginia Woolf

This is an approximately 25-minute triptych featuring (among others) Hermione Lee, Eileen Atkins, Nigel Nicolson and Frances Spalding.



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Available on YouTube from now until July 10 is the Royal Ballet’s performance of Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works, a triptych created in 2015.

Featuring music by Max Richter, the ballet received critical acclaim, winning McGregor the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Classical Choreography and the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

Inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, Woolf Works is based on three of Woolf’s novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves and weaves in elements from her letters, essays and diaries. the ballet looks at both her life and her work.

 

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Here is some news from the world of Virginia Woolf, as shared by the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

  • A Room of One’s Own is being dramatized on Radio 4 May 31 at 3 p.m. BST. A Room of One’s Own was recorded during lockdown with actors and production team all in rooms of their own. Listen to the broadcast here.
  • The society’s 2014 Annual Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture 2014 by Hermione Lee, “To pin down the moment with date and season,” is the only one available online. View it on YouTube.

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A new short video about Virginia Woolf was recently published on YouTube by TED-Ed. Titled “Why should you read Virginia Woolf?”  it is narrated by Iseult Gillesipe from the University of Wisconson-Madison.

The video details Woolf’s early life and highlights several of her novels. Check it out on YouTube or view it below.

 

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If Virginia Woolf had a personal assistant, here’s the tale she might tell — according to comedian Gaby Dunn.

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