Dramatised readings from George Eliot's novels, letters, criticism and poetry
Gabriel Woolf first performed this amazing selection of and about George Eliot 50 years ago on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Eliot's birth. He has performed, latterly with Rosalind Shanks, programmes of readings every year since then for the George Eliot Fellowship. He has taken his readings all over the world and we are privileged that he is willing to repeat his first programme to celebrate the bicentenary of the writer he loves above all others It will be a memorable, not to be missed, occasion.
|Event Date||05 Oct 2019 2:00 pm|
|Event End Date||05 Oct 2019 4:00 pm|
|Location||The Old Meeting URC Bedworth|
Gabriel Woolf’s first life was spent as an actor, on stage, in Television, and Film. His second was in Radio, and his last, on the platform, performing his own literary portraits. He has also recorded much, to keep a posthumous interest in things.
He still travels around the country from time to time. He turned up in New Zealand and Los Angeles, doing Schumann’s life, and signings for Dr Who.
40 years ago he played Sutekh in a Dr Who story, on the strength of which he was asked to play Satan, with David Tennant as the Doctor, to record new CDs about Sutekh, and is asked to appear at Conventions, in the States, and, for instance, in Nottingham.
He is a great friend of the George Eliot Fellowship and has presented his own selections of readings from the author every year since 1969, a unique contribution to appreciation of the work of George Eliot.
Rosalind Shanks’s career began in radio – after winning The BBC Student Prize over two thousand broadcasts lay ahead – plays (Desdemona to Paul Scofield’s Othello), poetry, stories, books and documentaries. 60 titles recorded for the RNIB Talking Books included The King James Bible – not solo.
After a myriad of leading parts in theatres out of town came London, The National Theatre (“Equus”), a world tour with Michael Redgrave in “Shakespeare’s People”, and back to the West End in Pinero’s “the Gay Lord Quex” with Judi Dench directed by John Gielgud. Interlaced with theatre were major television roles in serials (Joanna in Muriel Spark’s “The Girls of Slender Means”, Margaret Hale opposite Patrick Stewart in the original adaptation of Mrs. Gaskell’s “North and South”) and extensive literary recital work. In recent years she has joined Gabriel Woolf in the George Eliot readings.
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outside the church; more availble for three hours free at Tesco, 50 yards away.