Starred Review. Lee's beloved American classics makes its belated debut on audio (after briefly being available in the 1990s for the blind and libraries through Books on Tape) with the kind of classy packaging that may spoil listeners for all other audiobooks. The two CD slipcases housing the 11 discs not only feature art mirroring Mary Schuck's cover design but also offers helpful track listings for each disk. Many viewers of the 1962 movie adaptation believe that Lee was the film's narrator, but it was actually an unbilled Kim Stanley who read a mere six passages and left an indelible impression. Competing with Stanley's memory, Spacek forges her own path to a victorious reading. Spacek reads with a slight Southern lilt and quiet authority. Told entirely from the perspective of young Scout Finch, there's no need for Spacek to create individual voices for various characters but she still invests them all with emotion. Lee's Pulitzer Prize–winning 1960 novel, which quietly stands as one of the most powerful statements of the Civil Rights movement, has been superbly brought to audio. Available as a Perennial paperback. (Aug.)
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Dear Pamela,As a Brit, it’s nice to see someone from ‘over the pond’ who’s got most of the information about Afternoon Tea correct for a change: I now live in Vinci, Italy (yes where Leonardo was born), and now offer afternoon tea to Italians in our home dining would take you to task on one item in your article,(there’s always a critic!) and that is about Cream Tea in which you say: “Cream Tea — A simple tea service consisting of scones, clotted cream, marmalade or lemon curd and tea.” Cream Tea traditionally consists of scones served with clotted cream and strawberry said that if people prefer to have their scones (and it’s pronounced ‘skons’ as far as I’m concerned),with an alternative, I have no problem with that, it’s a free world (supposedly)!For example I sometimes fill my Victoria Sponge with lemon curd instead of the traditional raspberry jam and fresh raspberries both of which balance well with a nice cup of sweet Luck with the book!
KCRep:A Raisin in the Sun, A Christmas Carol,Carter’s Way, The Gospel at Colonus, To Kill aMockingbird, Comedy ofErrors, Antigone. Regional: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Steppenwolf Theatre); Radio Golf (Studio Theatre DC). Local: Hamlet, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, A Lesson from Aloes (Kansas City Actors Theatre); The Mountaintop,How To Steal A Picasso, Water by the Spoonful, The Clean House, Ruined, How I Learned to Drive, Permanent Collection, Quills (Unicorn Theatre); Our Town, The Miracle Worker, My Children My Africa, The Giver, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Valley Song (The Coterie); Amadeus (Spinning Tree Theatre); As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, Measure for Measure (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival). TV & Film:“Chicago Med”(NBC), “Detroiters”(Comedy Central), Gone in the Night (CBS), A Deadly Vision (ABC), The Only Witness (Lifetime), All Roads Lead Home (Showtime), Truman (HBO), All Creatures Here Below, In the Wake of Ire, 12 Days ofGiving, Goodland, The Profit, If Night Comes, Jayhawkers, Destination: Planet Negro, James Ellroy’s Stay Clean, The Only Good Indian, Last Ounce of Courage, : A Christmas Carol, The Curious Incident ofThe Dog inThe Nighttime. AEA Member.