Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lucy Lawless [Xena] reads Sartre's "No Exit"

Uh, okay, this is different.

From PEL [Partially Examined Life]...

Mark Linsenmayer and Wes Alwan are joined by real actresses Lucy Lawless (Xena, Battlestar Galactica, Parks & Recreation, etc.) and Jaime Murray (Defiance, Dexter, Warehouse 13, etc.), who are pals through working together on Spartacus.

Technical Warning: If you downloaded this before Jan. 3, 4pm central, then there was a problem with the file that causes it not to play right if listening in mono (like out of your iPhone speaker). This problem has been fixed, so you should re-download if you were having problems.

Also, this is a cold read, not a rehearsed production, for educational purposes only (meaning you’re not allowed to have fun listening to this, I guess).

You can read the version we read of this 1944 French existentialist play online here. You may also want listen to Mark explain Sartre’s view of human nature and freedom and read more about the topic.

End song: “No Exit,” by Mark Lint, freshly written and recorded for this occasion.

No Exit

Jean-Paul Sartre [Wikipedia]

Jean-Paul Sartre [Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Sartre’s Existentialism [International Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

Jean-Paul Sartre Archive

North American Sartre Society

No Exit text

And this from the BBC...

Jean-Paul Sartre..."In Camera" [aka "No Exit"]

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