Book #3 in my little reading adventure is The Raven by the legendary Lou Reed, adapted from the works of the even more legendary Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven is a theatre piece that Lou created with one of my favorite theatre directors Robert Wilson. I’ve seen a bunch of Wilson’s work, so I was uber stoked to read what he had created with Lou Reed.
I picked the play up at a bookshop in Princeton a while back when I was working on a program I co-created with the fabulous Janie Hermann called Page to Stage. Janie and I worked for three years on this program for the Princeton Public Library in which we presented staged readings of plays that had been adapted from literature. I picked up a bunch of literary adaptations at the time, but for some reason never ended up reading this one! Reading it now brings back such fantastic memories of this three year program that means the world to me. Princeton Public Library even produced a mini documentary about the program which you can view HERE. Also check out this article my friends at Library As Incubator Project did about the series HERE.
Time to dive into this world created by Reed, Wilson and POE!!!