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Best Book Ever

Mar 7, 2022

Today I’m thrilled to be 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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Host: Julie Strauss



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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