Between the acts
"Love. Hate. Peace. Three emotions made the ply of human life." Between the Acts takes place on a June day in 1939 at Pointz Hall, the Oliver family's country house in the heart of England. In the garden, everyone from the village has gathered to present the annual pageant--scenes from the history of England starting with the Middle Ages. As the story of England unfolds, the lives of the villagers also take shape. The past blends with the present and art blends with life in a narrative full of invention, affection, and lyricism. Through her characters' passionate musings and private dramas, and through the enigmatic figure of the pageant's author, Miss La Trobe, Virginia Woolf's final novel both celebrates and mocks Englishness. Even so, the coming of war looms over the whole community, heralding a new act.
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|Grouping Title||between the acts|
|Grouping Author||woolf virginia|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-11 00:02:01AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-07-13 04:35:39AM|
Hussey, Mark, 1956-
|author||Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.|
|available_at_santafe||Oliver La Farge Branch|
Online Hoopla Collection
|display_description||Between the Acts is the final novel by Virginia Woolf. It was published shortly after her death in 1941. The book describes the mounting, performance, and audience of a play at a festival in a small English village, just before the outbreak of the Second World War.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Woolf, V|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Oliver La Farge Branch|
|subject_facet||Country homes -- England -- Fiction|
England -- Fiction
Pageants -- Fiction
Pageants -- Production and direction -- Fiction
|title_display||Between the acts|
|title_full||Between the acts / Virginia Woolf ; annotated and with an introduction by Melba Cuddy-Keane ; Mark Hussey, general editor|
Between the acts Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Between the acts [electronic resource] / Virginia Woolf
Between the acts [electronic resource] Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
|title_short||Between the acts|
Production and direction