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Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A | [Symphony Space]

Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A

Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the upcoming book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning classic novel about racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town.
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Publisher's Summary

Performance playlist: Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the audience.

Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the upcoming book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning classic novel about racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. One of the most taught -- and frequently challenged -- books of the last 50 years, the book was voted the best novel of the 20th century by librarians. The evening includes readings, discussion and audience Q&A.

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    This is not what I was looking for. I was looking for the book, not a tribute.

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    Thomas H. Kregel Minnesota 11-23-11
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    I wanted to finaly get around to reading the book. This is disappointing. Weppage says speach but does not indicate it is only excerpts from the book. I may enjoy this after I I get a copy of the book, but this was really misleading. Its about as bad as when I bought the Spanish copy of the Art of War.

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    This was terrible not what I thought at all. Boring and not informative. Just read the book and enjoy it for its own sake.

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    I listened to the commentary wondering when they were going to read the book and they never did. they just talked about it.

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    "Program Type: Speech, isn't misleading"

    Not sure why this received negative reviews from those who were looking and thinking they purchased the audiobook.....the program type clearly states it's a Speech, as most symphonyspace productions are. And the summary describes it as follows: The evening includes readings, discussion and audience Q&A. Performance playlist: Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the audience. We used this with a class studying Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird and found it very informative.

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    Noreen WICHITA FALLS, TX, United States 07-19-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! It is such an interesting cast of people discussing and celebrating 50th anniv of To Kill A Mockingbird.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration?

    How it influenced the panel the first time they read it and a more recent re-read.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Steven Colbert was really very intelligent and emotional. He was not silly at all. It was a pleasant surprise.The other's are not so famous to me, but they ALL were wonderful.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not a good film.


    Any additional comments?

    The live audience Q&A was poor audio quality and was a waste of time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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