Literature 103 - Agatha Christie

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Literature 103 - Agatha Christie

January 2017

Join us as we take a look at the life of Dame Agatha Christie. We will explore her writings and her most famous characters, Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. We will read some of her short stories and watch some videos to get to know this author better.

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SYLLABUS

"I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest."

“Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.”—Poirot, in The ABC Murders Ch. 17

“I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly you find—at the age of fifty, say—that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about.... It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.”—An Autobiography (1977).

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Comment by Amy Clark on January 26, 2017 at 3:05pm

The Witness for the Prosecution <p>

Monday, Jan. 30 | Acorn TV <p>

There’s nothing cozy about this bleak, bold adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, by Sarah Phelps, whose version of <i>And Then There Were None</i> a year ago was the best and darkest I’ve ever seen. The excellently acted Witness stars Toby Jones as a rheumatic, melancholy lawyer in post-WWI London who defends a young war vet (Billy Howle) charged with murdering his lover (Kim Cattrall). No one is truly innocent in the grim fable.

Comment by Amy Clark on January 3, 2017 at 7:06pm

Miss Marple actress dies at 92

Joan Hickson 10/18/98

Agatha Christie's choice to play Miss Marple

Comment by Amy Clark on January 3, 2017 at 6:13pm
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Comment by Amy Clark on December 29, 2016 at 10:25am

BBC1 adaptation of Witness for the Prosecution

I hope it comes to the States, this review makes it sound really good.

 
 
 

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