PLAGUE PLAYS READERS THEATRE: NEW DATES!
A FEW SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS THEATRE WORKSHOP
Thank you again for your interest in our Reader’s Theatre course. We are planning on hosting the course Monday April 4 and 25th at 600-800pm
We will be reading The Plague, Neil Bartlett’s theatrical adaptation of the novel by The Plague by Camus.
If you are interested please register here:
A link for the on line Readers Theatre will be sent to you!
April 4th 6-7:30pm
We will read Scenes 1-11 of the play together. No preparation is required.
But if you wish to read the Camus text – you can try to pre-read parts 1, 2 & 3
April 25th 6-7:30pm
We will read Scenes 12-18 and the final chorus together. Again, no preparation is needed.
The optional Camus text for this section is Part 4 &5 of The Plague.
We will share other readings and materials with the registration link.
The Bartlett play can be ordered on Amazon.ca:
The Plague (after La Peste) : Camus, Albert, Bartlett, Neil: Amazon.ca: Books
For the Camus test – we recommend the Vintage edition translated by Stuart Gilbert. A kindle version is available.
The Plague: Camus, Albert: 9780679720218: Books – Amazon.ca
Looking forward to seeing you!
OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM ALL CLINICAL DISCIPLINES
Sent on behalf of Dr Suvendrini Lena: Playwright in Residence, the Program In Health, Arts and Humanities (University of Toronto)
If you are looking for a place to put your thoughts about the life we are living in medicine now join me for an informal reader’s theatre, called Plague Plays. Reader’s Theatre is a great way to interact with one another, a key text of our times, and themes raised therein. No pre-work is required although options will be provided.
We’ll have the option to read the original version of Camus’s The Plague side by side with a faithful dramatic rendering by the British Playwright Neil Bartlett. We’ll read the dramatic version on zoom together over four sessions.
We’ll try to strike a balance between literary and personal engagement with the text. In chaotic times, texts such as this can help us to find focus, meaning and respite.
We will offer optional writing prompts & exercises for those who are interested.
Materials (please obtain your own copy)
- Camus, The Plague. Stuart Gilbert Trans. Vintage International Edition.
- Neil Bartlett, The Plague adaptation for the stage. Oberon Books London 2017.
Please let us know if you have difficulty obtaining the materials.
Suvendrini Lena, MD MPH FRCPC Neurology CSCN EEG
Katie van Kampen, MS2, BHSc