Seattle Rep’s The Hound of the Baskervilles

Hound of the Baskervilles. credits
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We’re excited about the opening of the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ later this week! Expect suspense and laughs alike in this popular Sherlock Holmes tale adapted by veteran Seattle theatre artists David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright. Pichette and Wright bring their witty sensibility to this classic Victorian whodunit about an attempted murder tied to the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. The play will run from November 15 to December 15, 2013.

We’ve selected a few books and DVDs to complement this old-fashioned horror story. Here are a few. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s The Hound of the Baskervilles”

Seattle Rep’s ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

Carlo Goldoni’s comic play, “The Servant of Two Masters,” opens at the Seattle Repertory Theatre this Friday, Sept. 27. A veritable plethora of mistaken identities, double crossings and lovers lost or found, this timeless drama sings with side-splitting slapstick and comedic magic of the highest order.  Librarians at The Seattle Public Library created a list of books, plays, music and videos to augment your enjoyment of this event. Here are a few samples to whet your appetite. You can find the full list here.

image of Cezanne's "Harlequin" courtesy of AgnostiPreachersKid from Wikimedia CommonsThe Servant of Two Masters by David Turner                                   A hungry manservant bites off a little more than he can chew when he agrees to serve two different masters for double wages and double dinners. This comic romp is one of 18th-century Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s best-known works. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘The Servant of Two Masters’”