Episode 89

Today I’m joined by Stephen Pelton, artistic director of the Stephen Pelton Dance Studio in London, England. Stephen is, by his own admission, obsessed with Virgina Woolf, and today we talk about “Mrs. Dalloway” through the eyes of a dancer. He tells me how he uses literature in his choreography, and how Woolf is a surprisingly physical artist. I also got a tour of his Woolf-filled bookshelves!

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Guest: Stephen Pelton
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

Discussed in this episode:
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Comedian David Mills, who is a mutual friend of ours, appeared on Episode 005 of the podcast, talking about Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
Eugene O’Neill
The Waves by Virginia Woolf
The Hours movie
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Mrs. Dalloway map of London
The Promise by Damon Galgut
The Good Doctor by Damon Galgot
In A Strange Room by Damon Galgot
No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Discussed in the Patreon Exclusive Clip
Alan Bennett
Vaughn Williams
Johnathan Miller
The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

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