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Patricia Storace

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. She is the author most recently of the novel A Book of Heaven.

 (December 2018)

Whiteladies House, designed by Moray Thomas and built by William Purse, 1935; from the ‘Small Stories’ exhibition. ‘With a swimming pool, cocktail bar, and murals by the Futurist painter Claude Flight,’ Patricia Storace writes, this dollhouse ‘evokes Noël Coward’s songs in praise of madcap pranks and improvised parties, and Evelyn Waugh’s Bright Young Things.’

The Shock of the Little

Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse

an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London, December 13, 2014–September 6, 2015, and the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2016–January 22, 2017

July 14, 2016 issue

Miranda Raison as Hermione and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes in Branagh’s and Rob Ashford’s production of The Winter’s Tale at the Garrick Theatre, London, 2015

The ‘Darkness and Radiance’ of the Tale

The Gap of Time: The Winter’s Tale Retold

by Jeanette Winterson

The Winter’s Tale

by William Shakespeare, directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, Garrick Theatre, London, October 17, 2015–January 16, 2016

May 12, 2016 issue

Set design by Leon Bakst for the Ballets Russes production of Scheherazade, circa 1910

Queens of the Night

Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights

by Marina Warner

One Thousand and One Nights

a retelling by Hanan al-Shaykh, with a foreword by Mary Gaitskill

March 20, 2014 issue

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