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1001 Nights: An Artistic Reading Project

An Achievable Artistic Reading Project for the Arabian Nights

  • Starts 7 Aug
  • 31 British pounds
  • Online


Service Description

1001 Nights: An Achievable Artistic Reading Project for the Arabian Nights Nights 32-63 £31 per month Each week in class we discuss 7 nights. You read 7 nights per week. (Or as many nights it takes to make up the full month of 28, 29, 30 or 31 nights.) We meet online once a week, 4 times per month. Then we talk. All of life is here. You get inspired. Fill your cup in a structured half hour. We are all Dunyazad. I’ve read the entire Nights a few times now: it’s part of my Slade School of Art research and epic project - a contemporary visual interpretation of the Nights. I have favourite stories; I am excited to share those. I’ve thought about the Nights now for the better part of a decade and it was the first book I remember as a child and early reader. This is an artistic reading group but you need not be an artist to join. The Nights tangent several spheres apart from art and literature including theatre, film, dance, music, opera, ballet and more. There are several translations and there will be several more: like that other world-famous book that changed the course of Western civilisation forever (the Bible), the Nights are a work in progress. We’ll use the Malcom C Lyons Penguin translation, the current most complete translation into English. As new translations appear we will take them into account; if you read other languages I encourage you to read those concurrently (for instance there are good French, German and Italian translations; of course they are translated into many of the world’s languages including Chinese). Midweek Wednesday nights, 10.30pm London time

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