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Interviews, reprise of the plays, reviews and my writing…

I’m so excited, Mary Pickford was such a great woman! Thank you
flapperpress https://flapperpress.com/post/women-of-the-silent-film-era-mary-pickford

 

Tops in Entertainment in the Blogtalk Network for my show with the Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears production team! We talked about creating the movie, how importnat the fans are and how exciting to work in Morocco, listen in;  http://tobtr.com/11703438  (photos by Ben King)

 

Also top on blogtalk was my chat with Streamed Shakespeare’s Emily McKnight we talked about Shakespeare, people’s need for entertainment and the joys and challenges of performing from home, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11720101

 

Reprises during lockdown from Sherri’s Playhouse;

Sherri’s Playhouse reprises radio play; Cat’s Pajamas!  This is the Roaring Twenties, it was a time of Speak- Easys, Bath Tub Gin and Smugglers and Mobsters. It was also a time that women were moving up in the world, they now have the vote, they have the right to go to college and get a job. This is also the time of the modern women, as well as dancing, smoking, short skirts and sexual exploration. So join Orchid as she brings us into this exciting world that opened the path for our world today! http://tobtr.com/11726808

 

 

Sherri’s Playhouse Reprises ZOE’S PROMISE; A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF EVA AND ZOE! A prequel of A Widgie Knight, Zoe’s Promise is the fun and zany story of Zoe creating the setting of  romantic promise that she made to Eva when they first met after they survived WW2 and the Nazis.  Happily settled in Australia Zoe is now able to keep the promise that she made to Eva at the displaced people camp in Egypt. Join us for the fun and zaniness!  http://tobtr.com/11729203

 

Sherri’s Playhouse reprises;Sherlock Holmes and The Terror By Night Train! Join Holmes, Watson, Irene Adler, along with famous detective C Augusta Dupin and a cast of memorable characters in this original play from writer William Goodwin, director Everett Robert and producer Sherri Rabinowitz ; http://tobtr.com/11723736

Coming this week; 

Coming on 5/17/20 at 7pm pacific time; this week; Sherri’s Playhouse reprises Murder At Home!

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Sulari Gentill we chatted about writing, publishing and how she is dealing with the lockdown; http://tobtr.com/11716349

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back writer, actor & filmmaker; Elizabeth Gracen, we talked about her magazine Flapper Press, GenZ and how she and her family are dealing with the lockdown;   http://tobtr.com/11705532

 

Chatting With Sherri Welcomed Back author Jessica Brawner, we had a great time catching up, talking about the fact we can’t go to the cons because of lockdowns and how difficult it is to release a book right now.  She did a live virtual event on Facebook that was great, and we chatted about writing while your mind is wondering about the pandemic and the lockdown; http://tobtr.com/11713396

Chatting With Sherri welcomed publishers Barbra and Bryant Dillon, we chatted about their publishing work, writing and what they like to read themselves; http://tobtr.com/11708331

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Theresa Derwin, writing, finding time to work, how deal with all the crazy things outside and how she is helping her family and yet finding time to write at the same time ; http://tobtr.com/11708220

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed WOTF Emily Goodwin, we chatted about how the lockdown stopped their big week to celebrate the winners of the contest, but they still had thier event virtually and they decided to launch a special free writing seminar to help anyone who wanted to write get started, listen in ; http://tobtr.com/11724053

 

 

I had such a great time welcoming  back the delightful and enchanting; Anthony J and Julie Sharpe! We talked about how busy Anthony had been he did Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears and had a cameo, he did Robert the Bruce and  Hunters Moon! Not only has Anthony and Julie been busy at home with projects to make their home beautiful but they are both full of plans after the pandemic, Julie will begin her tour of Princes of The Night and Anthony has a bunch of projects he is working on, but mean while he started a really cool project called  Perfect Chaos, which is webseries that each contributor builds on like the old theater game of add on, I have seen the first four eps on YouTube and it is super!  Check out his project on  YouTube ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCso4R_3u406CkoqACmu_rjQ  and listen into their show here;   http://tobtr.com/11726030

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Karen Viggers  we chatted about writing, her path to becoming a writer, as vet her worries for the animals of the world and how she is dealing with the lockdown; http://tobtr.com/11705528

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed the delightful and funk John Alsedek  of Suspense! We chatted about his library of  wonderful radio plays both adaptions and original works with first class actors in amazing stories.  We also chatted about the pandemic, reading books, watching movies and our crushes from our childhood, listen in;   http://tobtr.com/11726035

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back  eminent Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell, is an American Egyptologist, teaching Egyptian art history at the Naugatuck Valley Community College. Her areas of expertise include Late Period uses of the Underworld Books, ancient Egyptian military history, the literature of New Kingdom Egypt, and Egyptian revival history. We talked her latest discoveries with her husband Egyptologist John Darnell, her love vintage (especially 1920’s) and how to start your own collection, Agatha Christie (I can’t help myself,) and their new Youtube channel; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3PrBNQ3sqbHKXYgZX7aN4Q :  and listen to our chat here; http://tobtr.com/11729264

Coming up on Chatting With Sherri;

 

Chatting With Sherri author Leah Ning on 5/14/20 at 1pm pt;        http://tobtr.com/11729268

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; T Novan 5/19/20 1pm   http://tobtr.com/11692147

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Paul Wheaton about his book; Building A Better World In Your Backyard, Instead Of Being Angry At Bad Guys on 5/21/20 at 1pm pt;    http://tobtr.com/11735639

 

 

 

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Fan Fiction story; Generations; next chapter, Jack is exhausted; https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039/chapters/58061095

 

 

Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12)Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers


I am not sure how many times I have read this book but it never gets old. It is the first book to introduce me to Oxford in such glorious detail. I have been hungry for more info ever since, that was a long time ago. I didn’t get to visit Oxford when I went to the UK, I had little time but I wish I did.

It also finally gives me the ending I wanted between Peter and Harriet, yes there was a tangle of a mystery that they had to solve and it was a mind bender of chore. But the romance really was tested in this one, and I enjoyed both the emotion and the intellect involved in it.

In fact I think it is fascinating that we are still facing this question of how a woman should be in the 21st century. It is such a strange thing, no one questions if a man can be both heart and mind, even though it is just as much a battle (sometimes more so) for a man as it is for a woman. It poses some questions that still ring true today.

As usual Dorothy Sayers pulls your brain apart in several different directions and throws in languages that most people don’t know like Latin and Greek. At least I understood the French. The world has changed I remember the first time I went to the library to get the translations and now I just plug them into Google.

Sayers challenges you but she gives you the pleasure of a good hunt, with some lovely romance thrown in. Very much worth it, especially with the world as it is right now.



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Miss Fisher Con, Chatting With Sherri, reviews…

I had a lot of fun Chatting with  Jennifer Aldrich of Adventuresses’ Club of the Americas from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries! We talked about the Miss Fisher Con, her exciting trip to Melbourne to take be a part of Miss Fisher; Crypt of Tears and her thoughts on the spin-off. Listen in;

I also wrote a blog about the spin-off called Ms. Fisher Modern Mysteries;

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries invades the US!!! My review of the new series some thoughts on the project; https://wp.me/p2MXCg-82

And we had these super guests;

I welcomed back the charming John Alsedek of Suspense, we talked about classic movies, classic radio and inspiration. It was such a fun interview, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11305519

 

 

I had so much fun chatting  with author Sarah Read, we had a good time talking about books, reading, writing and inspiration, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11295017

 

 

 

I was so excited to chat with respected and very prolific voice actor Joe Ochman!  We talked about all the shows he has done, how he got into the business, the difference between voice acting and regular acting. And the fun he is having doing fan conventions, listen in;    http://tobtr.com/11295027

 

I have known Award winning composer, producer; David Raiklen, for a while but the first time I got to meet up with him face to face was this year at Comic Con.  I was so excited he decided to join me on my show, we talked about how he got into composing, composing for film and what it was like being mentored by Oscar winner John Williams and Pulitzer Prize winner Mel Powel. Fascinating chat, listen in;  http://tobtr.com/11288515

I had such a great time chatting with the multi-talented Julie Sharpe! We talked about her show, touring, the dancers in the show, her husband Anthony Sharpe and what he has coming up and they’re up coming exciting travels, listen in ; 

 

 

I was happy to welcome back author; Mitzi Szereto, we talked about her new anthology and how her other books are doing including the really popular Teddy books; http://tobtr.com/11275175

 

 

 

I was super excited to chat with the talented award-winning artist Jeff Sturgeon! We talked art, how he got into illustration and fan conventions.  We had so much fun, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11275381  

Also here is the preview link for his Kickstarter campaign for the anthology The Last Cities of Earth. please take a look at the story, graphics the authors involved and our VERY cool rewards. We launch this Friday May 3rd at noon, help us make this thing happen !

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/182358062/2089733445

Coming up on Chatting With Sherri;

 

Chatting With Sherri chats with author; Alex Shvartsman on 5/02/19 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11308251

 

 

 

Sherri’s Playhouse;

Coming soon, part two of Mabel of the Anzacs, adapted by Mary for the radio theater from her new novel,  Mabel of the Anzacs! The confrontation you have been waiting for! Two women – one, a fiery teenager, the other a cantankerous octogenarian – find their mutual antipathy blossoms into an unlikely friendship. Together the two women forge a close bond that will change their lives forever. It’s a friendship for the ages!

Our cast interview for Mabel of the Anzacs, Part 2 was on last night!  We had so much fun.  No spoilers to Sunday’s show but definitely worth listening to; http://tobtr.com/11288533

 

Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15)Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

This is another one of those times when the episodes with David Suchet are so strong in my mind, that I think I have read the book, but I didn’t. I was reading a biography of Agatha Christie and when they were speaking of certain plot points in Cards On The Table, I realized that, A. they changed the plot for the TV show and B. I never read it.

I really enjoyed it on several levels. First it was fun to meet the four sleuths in their introductions. The four sleuths in the novel, whom I have enjoyed for many years but it was interesting to read the way she described them for the very first time. And the characters of the four suspects which were pretty much the same, except that they weren’t…I am being circumspect because I don’t want to give too much away, but there are more killings in this book then in the TV show and one of the killings was done in a way I really didn’t expect at all.

Excellent book, I really highly recommend it. It is a lot of fun to watch the other sleuths as opposed to Poirot. As he uses misdirection and psychology to catch the killer.

The Mousetrap and Other PlaysThe Mousetrap and Other Plays by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had only read one of the Agatha Christie plays that she had adapted for the stage and that was because I was in it; Murder on the Nile. I was so excited to be in the play and I had the script of just that play, so I had no idea how many of her plays she herself had adapted. The first thing I noticed when I read it, and I was stunned by it, is that she took out Hercule Poirot. She replaced him with Canon Pennyfather from the novel; At Bertram’s Hotel. Because the Cannon was a rather dithering old man very different from the one in the play I was very startled by this, but they were her characters so I figured she could do what she wanted. This play is not in this edition that is why I felt I could talk about it a bit more since I am not giving away anything in the plot so no spoilers here.

This is book is a masterclass on adaption, she gets all the important information in these plays but it is subtly changed to be more suitable for stage. And there are changes, a lot of them, so hold on to your hats if you read the novels.

The three plays I liked best were;  (which is the book; Five Little Pigs.) All the plays in this collection are excellent but these are the plays and novels that touched me most.

The Hollow has the least changes, and my favorites are still Midge and Edward, I am sorry but the rest are really hard for me to really relate to, I just love these two. They are adorable. The detective in it is Inspector Colquohoun with the help of Sergeant Penny who take over the duties of the famous Belgian sleuth they replaced. The mystery is well done, but it is changed so it will take place in one or two rooms. Excellent construction and she somehow gets all the really tense bits in despite the very confined area because of it being on the stage.

The second one is Go Back To Murder, The daughter of Caroline and Amyas is Carla, like the novel not Lucy like the film. It follows the line of the novel except in the play she aided by Justin Fogg (who I find utterly adorable), son of the lawyer who led Caroline Crale’s defense. This play is pretty much the same, but I just love the relationship between Justin and Carla, it is lovely to watch it develop. It is part of Christie’s brilliance I believe that she can create a believable relationship so quickly. They are at odds in the beginning and totally a unit by the end of the play. Again the staging is fascinating, all of Christie’s ideas to use the lighting in order to show the different locations and how the actors should look in the past and in the future. Brilliantly crafted, I can see why she enjoyed writing plays so much, she was really wonderful at it.

And last but not least is Towards Zero, she actually takes out my favorite character, I was disappointed by that but it is a really wonderful play. Again it is pretty much the same plot this time with the same detective, Inspector Battle, the same as the book really but I really just enjoyed the artistry of the transfer to stage she used. Still catching the killer once again in a confined area of the stage. Rather brilliantly managed.

If you’re a playwright and novelist this is the book for you, to learn to adapt your work. If you’re an actor or just appreciate a wonderful play its fascinating. If your Christie fan it is worth it, just to see the changes and the things she does not change. A little bit for everyone!

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