Posted by League Commissioner on February 09, 2012 0 Comments
The New York Times reports that a radio-play adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's monumental and beloved 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, will be presented later this month to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the novel's publication.
The radio-play is to star Phylicia Rashad (of The Cosby Show fame, and who–let's get the sports tie-ins tied in where we can–was previously married to the NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahamad Rashad) and be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson (who's currently performing on Broadway in Stick Fly with Phylicia's daughter, Condola Rashad–who's father, to get a sports reference in...ah, you get it).
The play is to be performed live on February 29 an March 1 at WNYC, one of New York's public radio stations. The Times doesn't mention an air date, but the presentation will likely be available via live-stream from WNYC's site, and–one hopes–available for download. We can't wait to hear it!
Posted by League Commissioner on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Novel-T is in Miami, Florida for the weekend for the Miami Book Fair, one of our favorite events of the year. For a couple kids from New York, it's hard to beat the chance to shoot down to the sunny climes of South Florida to talk books for a few days.
It's also a good chance for us to talk about one of the newest additions to the Novel-T league, Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston was a great student of the culture and history of Florida, both of which she brought to bear in her most widely-read novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. In fact, she once wrote that, “I’ve got the map of Florida on my tongue.”
Novel-T's Zora Neale Hurston t-shirt features the iconic blooming pear tree on the front.