Thursday
Aug142014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: John Galsworthy, August 14

AUGUST 14, 2014

JOHN GALSWORTHY (1867-1933)

 

Location: Downtown Asheville NC

6:30pm - 9:30pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link
or Haywood St near Malaprops map link 
or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link
 

(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)


 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of selections by this Nobel Prize for Literature winning British novelist and playwright who specialized in the (ironic) saga form: trilogies of non-herioic Edwardian upper-middle class society. The selection will then be read to them.

Galsworthy was a great and very influential advocate of social causes including prison reform, labor rights, women's rights, animal welfare, and challenges to the class system, suffocating moral codes, and censorship. He turned down a knightship but accepted the Order of Merit.

 

 

More information about John Galsworthy can be found at Wikipedia and the PBS Masterpiece Theater website. You can read his plays and novels online at the Project Guttenberg site. 

And you can watch a scene from the Masterpiece series, The Forsyte Saga, right here!

 

 

 

“His natural taciturnity was in his favour; nothing could be more calculated to give people, especially people with property (Soames had no other clients), the impression that he was a safe man. And he was safe. [...] How could he fall, when his soul abhorred circumstances which render a fall possible - a man cannot fall off the floor!”

from "A Man of Property"

( the first volume of "The Forsyte Saga")


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