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Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde

Today is the 163rd birthday of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde and as usual on this anniversary occasion the writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth brought together an extraordinary band of people to celebrate, this time in the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, which was frequented by Oscar and his wife Constance at least as late as 1893. 163 more words

"I Go to Die"

Just came across this video of Sir Derek Jacobi performing Socrates’ final speech from Plato’s Apology.  Wish they’d used a slightly more up-to-date translation, but still a very powerful performance.

Classics In Popular Culture

TBR Thursday 135...

Episode 135…

My TBR has dropped massively this week – down 2 to 212! I’ll be back under that 200 mark before you know it! Unless I acquire any of the zillions of books on my wishlist(s), of course. 961 more words

Book Review

Murder on the Orient Express Trailer #2 (2017) "Everyone Has a Past; Everyone Has a Secret; Everyone Is a Suspect"

I think the second trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Murder on the Orient Express is a lot more promising than the first trailer was.  He certainly has a tremendously talented ensemble cast (it’s weird to see Daisy Ridley and not think of her as Rey since this is her first non-Star Wars movie).   139 more words


Το δεύτερο τρέιλερ του 'Murder On The Orient Express' είναι εδώ!

Πριν λίγες ώρες κυκλοφόρησε το πολύ καλό δεύτερο τρέιλερ του πολυαναμενόμενου ριμέικ του Murder On The Orient Express’ με πρωταγωνιστές τους Johnny Depp, … 25 more words


Murder on the Orient Express trailer makes you pine for Agatha Christie

Nobody did mysteries like Dame Agatha Christie did. One of her most controversial and most debated books, Murder on the Orient Express is now becoming a film. 252 more words


Murder on the Orient Express 『オリエント急行殺人事件』トレイラー2


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