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2019 Challenges

 #Canadian Book Challenge 9/13   (end date: 30 June 2019)
  1. Paige Cooper – story collection Zolitude – READ
  2. Patrick DeWitt  – French Exit – READ
  3. Esi Edugyan – Washington Black – READ (winner Giller  Prize 2018)
  4. Thea LimAn Ocean of Minutes – READ
  5. Kim Thúy –  Mãn – READ
  6. The Key of My Prison – F. Wees – READ
  7. Wives and Lovers – M. Millar – READ
  8. The Pull of the Moon – Julie Paul – READ (12 short stories)
  9. Infinity – H. Moscovitch (play) – READ
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#ReadClassics

  1. Moby Dick – H. Melville – READ  #ClassicMasterList  (review?)
  2. George Eliot: Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  3. Othello – W. ShakespeareREAD  #ClassicMasterList
  4. Midsummer Night’s Dream – W. Shakespeare READ  #ClassicMasterList

 

 

#BackToTheClassics:

  1. 19th Century Classic:
  2. 20th Century Classic:
  3. Classic by a Female Author:
  4. Classic In Translation:
  5. Classic Comedy:
  6. Classic Tragedy:
  7. A Very Long Classic:
  8. Classic Novella:
  9. Classic From The Americas:
  10. Classic From Africa, Asia or Oceania:
  11. Classic From A Place You’ve Lived:
  12. Classic Play:    Midsummer Night’s Dream – W. Shakespeare – READ

 

 

#WorldFromMyArmchair  

 

 

 

#AWW2019   Australian Women Writers  Challenge

  1. Trace: who killed Maria James? – R. Brown – READ  #AWW2019
  2. Boy Overboard – P. Cornelius (play) – READ #AWW2019
  3. A Woman’s Experiences in the Great War – L. Mack – READING #AWW2019
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#Plays

  1. Boy Overboard – P. Cornelius (play) – READ   #AWW2019
  2. Midsummer Night’s Dream – W. Shakespeare – READ  #MasterClassicList
  3. Othello W. Shakespeare READ  #MasterClassicList
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#Challenge  2019  read 50 Best Plays in the Past 100 Years:   

  1.   Death of a Salesman (1949) by Arthur Miller (Pulitzer 1949) – READ
  2.   A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) by Tennessee Williams (Pulitzer 1948)
  3.  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: (1962) Edward Albee (selected Pulitzer 1963 overruled)
  4.  Long Day’s Journey into Night (1956) by Eugene O’Neill (Pulitzer 1957) – READ
  5.  Fences (1985) by August Wilson (Pulitzer 1987) – READING
  6.  Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner (Pulitzer 1993)
  7.  Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (1953) by Samuel Beckett
  8.  St Joan  by George Bernard Shaw – READ
  9.  A Raisin in the Sun (1959) by Lorraine HansberryREAD
  10.  Our Town (1938) by Thornton Wilder (Pulitzer 1938)
  11.  Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) by Luigi Pirandello
  12.  The Glass Menagerie (1944) by Tennessee Williams
  13.  Glengarry Glen Ross(1984) by David Mamet (Pulitzer 1984)
  14.  August: Osage County (2007) by Tracy Letts (Pulitzer 2008)
  15.  True West (1980) by Sam Shepard – READ
  16.  The Iceman Cometh (1946) by Eugene O’Neill
  17.  Look Back in Anger (1956) by John Osborne
  18.  A View from the Bridge (1955) by Arthur Miller – READ
  19.  The Little Foxes. (1939) by Lillian Hellman
  20.  The Real Thing (1982) by Tom Stoppard
  21.  Master Harold and the Boys (1982) by Athol Fugard
  22.  The Homecoming (1965) by Harold Pinter
  23.  Ruined (2008) by Lynn Nottage (2009)
  24.  Mother Courage and Her Children (1941) by Bertolt Brecht
  25.  Six Degrees of Separation (1990) by John Guare
  26.  Doubt (2004) by John Patrick Shanley (Pulitzer 2005)
  27.  Top Girls (1982) by Caryl Churchill
  28.  Present Laughter (1942) by Noel Coward
  29.  Noises Off (1982) by Michael Frayn
  30.  Marat/Sade (1964) by Peter Weiss
  31.  The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001) by Martin McDonagh
  32.  Machinal (1928) by Sophie Treadwell
  33.  The Norman Conquests(1973) trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn
  34.  The Bald Soprano (1950) by Eugene Ionesco
  35.  M. Butterfly (1988) by David Henry Hwang
  36.  The Dybbuk (1920) by S Ansky
  37.  Saved (1965) by Edward Bond
  38. Topdog/Underdog (2002) by Suzan-Lori Parks (Pulitzer 2002)
  39. The Front Page (1928) by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
  40. Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970) by Dario Fo.
  41. Picnic (1953) by William Inge (Pulitzer 1953)
  42. Journey’s End (1928) by R.C. Sherriff
  43. The Odd Couple (1965) by Neil Simon
  44. The Orphans Home cycle (1962-2009) 3 one act plays by Horton Foote (masterpieces!)
  45. The Women. (1936) by Clare Boothe Luce
  46. What The Butler Saw (1969) by Joe Orton
  47. Awake and Sing! (1935) by Clifford Odets
  48. The Piano Lesson (1987) by A. Wilson (Pulitzer 1990, Wilson is the American ‘Shakespeare’)
  49. Uncommon Women and Others (1977) by Wendy Wasserstein
  50. The Weir (1997) by Conor McPherson – READ  #REadIreland

 

#Challenge 2019   21st C playwrights

  1. Sweat – Lynn Nottage
  2. Chimerica – Lucy Krikwood
  3. Clybourne Park – Bruce Norris
  4. Oslo – J.T. Rogers
  5. The Ferryman – Jez Butterworth
  6. Ink – James Graham
  7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  8. John – Annie Baker
  9. Blackbird – David Harrower
  10. The Children – Lucy Krikwood
  11. Eclipsed – Dani Gurira (KoBo)

 

#Challenge  Australian Playwrights

  1. The Berry Man – Patricia Cornelius – #AWW2019
  2. The Call – Patricia Cornelius – #AWW2019
  3. SHIT – Patricia Cornelius – #AWW2019
  4. Boy Overboard – P. Cornelius – #AWW2019 – READ
  5. Highway of Lost Hearts – Mary Anne Butler – #AWW2019
  6. Tranparency – Suzie Miller – #AWW2019
  7. Jump for Jordan – Donna Abela  – #AWW2019
  8. The Secret River – Andrew Bovell – male
  9. Things I know to be True – Andrew Bovell – male
  10. When the Rain Stops Falling – Andrew Bovell – male
  11. Truganinni Inside Out – Bill Reed – male

 

#Shakespeare Challenge

  1. Midsummer Night’s DreamREAD
  2. OthelloREAD

#ShortStories       Deal Me In 2018

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#Essays      

  1.  George Eliot: Selected Essays  – READ   02.01.2019
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#ReadIreland

  1. Two Moons – Jennifer Johnston (Dublin, 1930) – READ  02.10.2019
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#Poetry

  1. The Spell by Katie Ford – READ
  2. Blood LyricsK. Ford (collection 40 poems) – READ
  3. Brother and Sister – George Eliot (in selected writings)  – READ
  4. Advent – H. Christle –  The New Yorker 07.01.2019 – READ
  5. Pretend It’s Just the Wind – G.J. Whitehead – The New Yorker 07.01.2019 – READ

 

#Non-Fiction

  1. Writers on Writers: Patrick White – Christos Tsiolkas  – READ
  2. The Age of Eisenhower – W. Hitchcock – READ
  3. Trace: who killed Maria James? – R. Brown – READ  #AWW2019
  4. Poemcrazy – S. Wooldridge – READ
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#TheNewYorker 

  1. The New Yorker – dd June 26 2017 – READ
  2. The New Yorker – dd July 3  2017 – READ
  3. The New Yorker – dd July 10-17 2017 – READ
  4. The New Yorker – dd 24 July 2017 – READ
  5. The New Yorker – dd 18-25 December 2017 – READ
  6. The New Yorker – dd 01 January 2018 – READ
  7. The New Yorker – dd 24-31 December 2018 – READ
  8. The New Yorker – dd  07.01.2019 – READ

 

 

 

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