BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters & Adapting Books for the Stage

We break the mold a bit with this episode and rather than reviewing a book, we chat about adapting literature for the stage and we review the touring stage show of The Screwtape Letters presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts. This is an extremely well-done adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic that we encourage you to check out. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact which covers a few things you may not have known about C.S. Lewis and JD's Tip is something he's never done before: a reading challenge to the listener.

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The Appetizer

Rare Children’s Books Digitized by the Library of Congress (Article on Smithsonian)
A little pretty pocket-book by John Newbery
Full Collection at the Library of Congress

Review: Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson
Review: Deathworld 1 by Harry Harrison
Review: Enclave by Thomas Locke
Harbingers series completed - Cycle Four: The Pursuit (Piercing the Veil, Home Base, Fairy, At Sea) Cycle Five: The Finish (Through a Glass Darkly, Interesting Times, Into the Blue, and End Game)

The Review

The Screwtape Letters adapted by Max McLean and Jeffrey Fiske, presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts

Check out the FPA website for The Screwtape Letters performance dates and cities

Download the Playbill

Read "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" - written by Lewis for The Saturday Evening Post

Check out The Screwtape Letters book on Amazon

Photos JD took at the show:
The Set Before the Show
The Set After the Performance Ends
Max McLean does an Audience Q&A

Professional Promotional Photos by Jeremy Daniels:

Nicole’s Bookworm Fact a few things you may not have known about C.S. Lewis

JD's Bookworm Tip an encouragement to diversify your reading AND the following quotation:

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was Dostoevsky and Dickens who taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever had been alive." -- James Baldwin, novelist and playwright

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