Latest Books and Movies
Lifestyle Apr 25, 2018
Latest Books and Movies
Rosebank Mall is getting you ready for the long weekend this April, by bringing some of the most iconic opera and historic classics to the biggest screen near you.
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Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island where a pair of young lovers test each other’s faithfulness. Opening date: 28 April at Cinema Nouveau.
Julius Caesar (NT Live)
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Let this production thrust you into the celebration and chaos, in a 2D viewing on the opening day, 21 April.
Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi. Opening day: 14 April at Cinema Nouveau.
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breath-taking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Opening date: 7 April at Cinema Nouveau.
With the ever-growing celebration of Women’s Day, which just passed, keep inspired and zealous with novels which will leave women feeling empowered and men opening themselves up to a new-found world of which they have heard but endeavour to understand.
Women Who Run with The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Women Who Run with The Wolves, attempts to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, revolutionary attributes of good instincts, passionate creativity and ageless knowing and reaffirms how glorious it is to be a woman. It aggressively addresses issues such as self-awareness of pre-tailored expectations of their families, societies, religious leaders, husbands, children. This read will definitely bring you back to your authentic wild-natured self.
My Life on The Road, Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem, the renowned and staunch American activist, gives a candid account of how her early years led her to her fight for the ongoing movement towards equality. This memoir details Steinem’s travels as well as political and activist experiences – surprising and fascinating tales which will make you sit up and pay attention while seeing her cause, feminism through a new lens.
Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer
This stirring story will make all readers of it want to uproot and change the proverbial direction of their life. Just like Greer Kadetsky, who while intensely in love with her boyfriend, has a deep and daring desire for ambition – a sense of purpose larger than the life which she has built for herself and which has been built for her. This novel, covers some of the biggest and most crucial moments most experience and by so doing connects with its readers on multiple levels.
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