Literary Events: Feb. 2012

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POETRY READING

An evening of poetry read by Paul-Henri Campbell, Rebecca Farivar and Angela Hume.

10 Feb., 19:30
Shakespeare & Company
1., Sterngasse2
(01) 535 50 53
www.shakespeare.co.at

 

DYLAN DALLYING

A literary and musical evening dedicated to Welsh writer Dylan Thomas and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The event features excerpts from Thomas’ play Under Milkwood, about a small Welsh village, and songs by Bob Dylan, who chose his alias in admiration of  Dylan Thomas. In German.

13–18 Feb., 20:00
Theater Drachengasse
1., Fleischmarkt 22
(01) 513 14 44
www.drachengasse.at 

CORRECT ANIMAL – POETRY

The Californian author Rebecca Faviar reads a selection of poems from her book Correct Animal, poetry on the life in death, with titles including “On finding a bird skull” and “On the market”. In English.

13 Feb., 19:30
Shakespeare & Company
1., Sterngasse2
(01) 535 50 53
www.shakespeare.co.at

 

OSCAR WILDE: SALOME

The Austrian actress Birgit Minichmayr reads Oscar Wilde’s tragedy Salome at the Burgtheater, a one-act play telling the biblical story of Salome, who demands, as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils, the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. In German.

27 Feb., 19:30
Wiener Konzerthaus
3., Lothringerstraße 20
(01) 24 20 002
www.konzerthaus.at

 

DONNA LEON BOOK SIGNING

The creator of the beloved fictional character Commissario Brunetti will be in Vienna to sign copies of her books for her numerous, multi-lingual fans.

28 Feb., 15:00
Morawa
1., Wollzeile 11
(01) 513 7 513 450
www.morawa-buch.at 

 

DONNA LEON READING
VENETIAN CURIOSITIES

Brought to Venice for carnival, an elephant runs amok before he hides in a church. Meanwhile, prostitutes are employed by the municipality to counter homosexuality. The curious tales are fused with music of her favourite orchestra Il Complesso Barocco, playing pieces by Antonio Vivaldi. In English.

28 Feb., 20:00
1., Musikverein
Bösendorfer Straße 12
(01) 505 81 90
www.musikverein.at

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