Selected Shorts: Writers and Their Dogs -- A Literary Event
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Writers and Their Dogs have expired.
The last date listed for Writers and Their Dogs was Wednesday October 24, 2007 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
London's National Theatre is broadcasting its original stage production of King Lear, and you can catch a live screening of the show at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space. Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens) in the title role of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Regarded as among Shakespeare's greatest plays, King Lear depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This sweeping legend depicts the devastating consequences of pride, as King Lear's hubris and his daughters' ambitions destroy not just their own family, but an entire nation as well. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Authors Amy Hempel (The Dog of the Marriage), Merrill Markoe (What the Dogs Have Taught Me) and Abigail Thomas (A Three Dog Life) introduce funny and poignant short fiction about canine companionship, inspired by the dogs in their lives. A few of the writers' four-legged muses will even make a special appearance! The evening is a collaboration with The Bark Magazine ("The New Yorker for dog lovers" –Time), and is timed to coincide with the publication of The Bark's second anthology, Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit. Readers are Boston Terrier owner Joan Allen, Labrador owner Patricia Kalember and Rochelle Oliver.
This event is part of the Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story series.