This story comes from The World According to Garp, a novel that established John Irving as one of the greatest writers of our time. "The Pension Grillparzer" is quintessential Irving - a self-contained story-within-a-story that, like the novel as a whole, tells a vivid and engaging tale. The Grillparzer Hotel, inhabited by odd circus performers including a bear and a frighteningly accurate teller of dreams, wants a better rating to attract more tourists, so it must undergo the scrutiny of the Austrian Tourist Bureau.
Bad Axe is the story of a woman accused of murdering her husband at a military outpost in the Old West. Did hostile Indians force her to scalp him as revenge for his brutality, or did she kill him out of frustration with her plight as a soldier’s wife? An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring John Castellanos, Harry Hamlin, Amy Irving, Peter Jacobs, and Jessica Walter. Recorded before a live audience.
In this remarkable anthology of historical recordings are many of the great artists of the past. Early cylinder recordings of Sir Henry Irving preserve the voice and character of the greatest actor of the Victorian period as well as Ellen Terry, his stage partner for many years. In this program, the changing styles of Shakespeare performance, a fascinating study, are documented with such varied actors as Tree, Gielgud, Thorndike, Olivier, Booth, and Barrymore.
Eine Lesetour von John Irving im deutschsprachigen Raum ist genauso ein Ereignis wie ein neuer Irving-Roman. Denn John Irving ist nicht nur ein begnadeter Erzähler, sondern auch ein charismatischer Vorleser. Es gibt nur ein Problem: Lesungen von John Irving sind selten und immer in kürzester Zeit ausverkauft. Zum Glück gibt es diesmal einen Mitschnitt für alle, die nicht live dabei sein können.