A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
It is not often that one can say ‘From the Sublime to the Ridiculous’ and really, really mean it, literally every word. This week is one of those vanishingly rare opportunities. From a moving and sensitive portrayal of St Ignatius of Loyola on stage, through a study of Madness, to actors making the most of what tiny talent they have by tripping over their swords and stealing a scene from the crowd – the Sublime to the Ridiculous is precisely what’s in store on Vulpes Libris this coming week.
Monday: Kirsty M is swept away by a new and shocking-in-the-right-way take on the life of Ignatius of Loyola.
Wednesday: Kirsty D is impressed by the both personal and historical in The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor.
Friday: Notwithstanding these attempts by fellow-Bookfoxes to keep it serious, Hilary laughs immoderately, all over again, at the 50th anniversary edition of Michael Green’s The Art Of Coarse Acting.
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