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My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and The Halcyon).
I have also written some posts about diversity in the entertainment industry.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Samuel West - Shift Happens, Bath Mozartfest, Shakespeare Beyond English, Philip Pullman's Grimm tales

[updated 11 February 2014]

An excerpt from the Independent's review of Money:
"So where did it go right? There was the cast... a gaggle of trusted names, among them Celia Imrie, Roger Allam and Ian McDiarmid. There was the top-notch director (Samuel West), the expertly judged music (courtesy of the Endellion String Quartet) and the setting [it was recorded at Knebworth House]."
Money was repeated last Sunday on BBC Radio 3.

On Tuesday, Sam and Frank Partnoy discussed procrastination on Night Waves. Presenter Samira Ahmed shared a picture of the show's guests in the studio.

A tweet from Sam about Shift Happens, which took place on Friday:
"What a good afternoon at #ShiftHappens. Filling and useful. Thank you @MarcusRomer et al for the chance to speak."
He was a speaker at the event; he will post the text of the speech at a later date (his Twitter, @exitthelemming).
Some links to several positive tweets about his speech: @classygenes, @earthfall, @LakesideArts, @AestheticaMag, @estherichardson, @TanjaGeier, @TallgirlonaBike, @joannaridout, @janefinnis, @sharontelfer, @creativeyork, @jon_pratty, @ThomFeeney, @FlanCol, @Kathrynalina, @honorharger, @MediaHelen, @jojoharper, @Jen_ntw, @lizipatch.

The Uncle Vanya website is now available.

The Nash Ensemble will perform works by Saint-Saens, Chabrier, Mozart and Ravel at the Bath Mozartfest on 11 November. Sam will narrate Carnival of the Animals (subject to availability).

Earlier this week, Sam started a new block of filming for Mr Selfridge (@exitthelemming).

A few weeks ago, he mentioned that his post about Richard II for the Shakespeare's Globe blog was an excerpt of a longer piece for a book. Shakespeare Beyond English, a volume of essays, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2013 (Royal Holloway University of London).

This week, he recorded an audiobook of Philip Pullman's Grimm tales. The books will be published in September, but a release date for the audiobook has not been confirmed yet (@exitthelemming 1|2|3 and the Guardian).

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