An Evening With Arthur Phillips -- Join us for a reading and discussion of his latest novel The Tragedy of Arthur; with special guests the Guerilla Shakespeare Project performing a reading of scenes from the play within the novel
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7 PM – 9 PM – the Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street at the corner of Union Street.
Arthur Phillips, the best selling author of The Song is You, Prague and The Egyptologist, will be reading from and answering audience questions about his most recent novel The Tragedy of Arthur – a complex book which explores a range of emotional and literary ideas – from the question of how we come to grips with our deeply flawed families, to how those families shape who we become, to the question of writing itself and the job of the writer, who pulls us into an invented world but makes us feel real emotions. The book contains a full-length play – is it a newly discovered work of William Shakespeares’? Or a forgery by the protagonist’s con artist father? The Guerilla Shakespeare Project, which performed a sold out reading of the play this spring at the Public Theater, will do a reading of scenes from the play within the novel. The New York Times Review of Books said about The Tragedy of Arthur: “[T]he novelist’s art is a cunning ability to lure the reader into treating counterfeit bills as if they were current. And this particular novel — a fictional memoir posing as a fraudulent introduction to a forged play — is a spectacular instance of the confidence game. It is a tribute to Arthur Phillips’s singular skill that his work leaves the reader not with resentment at having been tricked but rather with gratitude for the gift of feigned wonder.”
Also, read the Wall Street Journal review here.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library with heartfelt gratitude to Arthur Phillips and the Guerilla Shakespeare Project.
Signed books by the author will be available for purchase.
Tickets are FREE but you must register for guaranteed seating. Limit 4 tickets per registrant. Tickets become available OCTOBER 12th. Thank you for your patience.
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Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library
About the Friends of Carroll Gardens Library: The Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library was chartered early in 2011 and hosted a successful book sale fundraiser in May, and continues organizing dynamic programs. Its goals are to support the library by helping make the Carroll Gardens branch a hub of the community with programs for children, youth and adults all year round. Visit their website at http://friendsofcglibrary.blogspot.com, friend them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/FriendsofCarrollGardensLibrary and follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FriendCGLibrary.