The St. Anne's Women's Book Discussion Group will meet
n Sunday, February 3
, from 4-6 pm, at Debra Mattingly's house. Bring a snack to share if you wish and we will eat and socialize from 4 - 4:30. We will begin the book discussion promptly at 4:30 and end promptly at 6.
For our next meeting , we will read aloud together from a play by Edmond Rostand about “the woman at the well,” known to Orthodox Christians as St. Photini. It is
to have read the play ahead of time. Those who wish to will read parts aloud as we discuss the play together.
This is a new English prose version of Edmond Rostand's poetic and lyrical verse drama about the Samaritan woman who was converted by Jesus at Jacob's Well. This play is closely based on the story recounted in St John's Gospel and stresses the spiritual aspects of Christianity. It was written for Sarah Bernhardt, the great star of the French theatre of the day, who first performed it at Easter 1897, the same year of Rostand's great success in December with his play, 'Cyrano de Bergerac'.”
The Woman of Samaria
, by Edmond Rostand [transl. from the French by Philippa Gerry and Sue Lloyd], available on Kindle for $4.00.