War Horse Play in Paris

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 20 September 2019 > Pedagogy

One of the biggest successes in British theatre in recent years will be on stage in Paris for the first time in November and December. The National Theatre’s production of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo is an emotional rollercoaster of a story about a teenage boy and his horse during the First World War. The … Continue reading “War Horse Play in Paris”

Shakespeare on a Table

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 October 2018 > What's On

Shakespeare may be known for his soliloquies, but it’s quite a challenge to present each of the Bard’s plays with one single actor plus a selection of household objects. Table Top Shakespeare is being performed as part of Paris’s Festival d’automne. We’ve all done it. You’re telling a story at the dinner table and feel … Continue reading “Shakespeare on a Table”

American Theater in Angers, Nancy and Paris

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > What's On

San-Francisco-based theater company Word for Word has announced its annual tour in France. Once again the company will bring prose (five short stories) to life on stage using their original technique. For each show, the company chooses prose pieces and produces them as theater without adaptation. Intonation, actions, scenery and props bring the pages to … Continue reading “American Theater in Angers, Nancy and Paris”

Peter Brook Production in Paris, Thonon and Clermont-Ferrand

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 13 March 2018 > What's On

Veteran British playwright and director Peter Brook’s new production is The Prisoner. It has opened in Paris before moving on to Thonon les Bains and Clermont-Ferrand. The Prisoner is written by 93-year-old Brook and his regular partner Marie-Hélène Estienne but as usual with his productions, much of the work is the result of improvisations and … Continue reading “Peter Brook Production in Paris, Thonon and Clermont-Ferrand”

Happy St Patrick’s!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 March 2018 > Celebrate

St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is the Irish national day. But there are many communities of Irish origin around the world and on St Paddy’s Day, everyone is Irish! There is a large Irish community in the U.S. and the parades in Chicago and New York are famous. The Chicago River, and the Liffey in … Continue reading “Happy St Patrick’s!”

A Photojournalist’s View of the Trump Campaign

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 22 November 2016 > What's On

American photojournalist Christopher Morris followed Donald Trump on the campaign trail. He’s giving a talk about the experience at the American Library in Paris on 30 November. Hear about the Trump campaign from someone who observed it close up. TIME photographer Morris has won numerous awards for his work, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal … Continue reading “A Photojournalist’s View of the Trump Campaign”

African-American Artists and Segregation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 25 November 2016 > What's On

“The Color Line” exhibition at Quai de Branly in Paris reviews the history of discrimination in the U.S.A. through the eyes of African-American artists. The show is an exploration of 150 years of American history from the end of the Civil War with the abolition of slavery, to segregation, the civil rights movement and the … Continue reading “African-American Artists and Segregation”