campion!

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Matthew Lewis, Ruta Gedmintas, Niamh Cusack and Sean Campion have been announced as the casts for a new play Unfaithful.

Unfaithful is written by award-winning playwright Owen McCafferty (Scenes From The Big Picture, Shoot The Crow) and directed by Adam Penford (Watership Down, A Small Family Business). The play was first performed on Edinburgh two years ago. 

Unfaithful questions what it means to be lovers, partners and people. Tom is enjoying a quiet pint after work. Tara lies awake whilst her boyfriend finishes his shift. When their paths cross, a chain of events is sparked that reveal the unspoken desires and regrets of two relationships on the brink.

Can relationships withstand the brutality of betrayal? Joan and Tom, Tara and Peter; two couples struggling to comprehend their roles as lovers, partners and individuals. As Tom and Tara face the tedium of daily life, how far will they go to feel their hearts beat again? When their paths cross, the emotional fall-out will be explosive. A stark and searing glimpse into the reality of our relationships - the unspoken desires, the piercing regrets, and the postponed conversations that mark us all.

The play will run from 25th August - 8th October 2016 Monday to Saturday at  7.45pm or Wednesday & Saturday at 3pm at Found 111 Theatre on Charing Cross Road, London.

Tickets can be purchased here or by phone: 020 7478 0100

Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.

u know man it started dec 2013 i never thought wed come to this day and now its july 2016 wow they did it yes they did it they did it good they did it well im proud. after all those days of trying to stream glitchy smrookies shows, trying to get a glimpse of them performing, all those quiet and worrisome days that passed by like hell, trying to figure out why sm dropped some of the members, “why the fuck isnt taeil introduced yet”, “wheres hansol”, “SHIT ITS SELFIE NIGHT”, 0701, bassbot, merry rookiesmas, supermoon, switch perf ver, “this is taipei”, “SHOW CAMPION MC DY AND JH”, yuTensol, “i lived in america for four years thats why im here man”… and even mmc (which was a big mistake imo) they did it

now they’re here, not all of them (which breaks my heart), on stage and ready to shine with that masterpiece of an album.

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Staff Pick of the Week

My pick for this week is A View of the State of Ireland, Dublin, 1633, by Edmund Spenser (that’s right, Edmund Spenser of The Faerie Queene). This book, which appears to have been rebound in the 20th century, was previously featured in a St. Patrick’s Day post from last year (read more about it there). The work is bound with Edmund Campion’s, Meredith Hanmer’s, and Henry Marlborough’s respective Histories of Ireland (Dublin, 1633).  As I stated in my previous post, “One of the many reasons I acquired this work for the collection was because of its ownership marginalia, which in a way serve as 17th- or 18th-century hotlinks to this 16th-century text.” Also in that post, I presented my favorite marginal note, “Drinking Blood.” 

Today, in another nod to @booktraces, I present more curious marginalia, and even full-page, manuscript facsimiles (fullpagialia?), from this ever-fascinating tome. There are “Jesters,” who are actually “loose fellowes,” “notable rogues,” and “partakers … of many stealthes … but also privy to many traitrous practices, and common carryers of newes”; “Robin Hood,” or Irish “Robbers and Out-lawes” who “troubled the whole state” in “every corner”; and “Women,” who are, of course, “Strumpets” and “whoores.”

It appears that the owner of this volume had an incomplete copy. It also appears that this problem was solved by seeking out someone else’s complete copy, and then very carefully hand-copying the missing pages with fully-justified lines, a facsimile of the typographic header, and even the signature marks and catch words. Some of these manuscript transcriptions go on for several pages. At the beginning of Henry Marlborough’s chronicle, the owner has even created a manuscript facsimile of the illustrative headpiece, the typographic title, and the elaborated initial, and then proceeded to annotate the facsimile pages with additional marginal notations. 

For me, this book never fails to fascinate.

– MAX