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A Portrait of John Langstaff

Thomas Stern 28 Nov 11 - 09:42 PM
Ross Campbell 28 Nov 11 - 10:21 PM
boldreynard 28 Nov 11 - 11:23 PM
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Subject: A Portrait of John Langstaff
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 09:42 PM

This newly published memoir should be of interest:

Susan Cooper Releases John Langstaff Book

Even though her salon is sold out, Revels is proud to offer this insightful and personal portrait of Revels founder John Langstaff. According to Susan, "writing The Magic Maker gave me the chance to re-live some of the happiest times of my life - as anyone who's ever been part of a Revels will understand. I joined the Revels family in 1975, after being recruited by Jack backstage at the previous year's Christmas Revels, and for twenty years I wrote verse, short plays, stories, lyrics, program notes, record notes and any other words he felt he needed. "The Magic Maker" isn't a proper biography, nor a full history of The Revels, but I hope it shows how Jack Langstaff's Revels began - and how, more than anyone I've ever met, he illuminated this cloudy world of ours with joy."

The Magic Maker

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Subject: RE: A Portrait of John Langstaff
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 10:21 PM

I wondered if this could be the same Susan Cooper who wrote the beautiful children's book sequence "The Dark is Rising" in the sixties and seventies. Indeed it is:-


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Subject: RE: A Portrait of John Langstaff
From: boldreynard
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 11:23 PM

Having enjoyed both The Revels and Susan Cooper's books for years, I'm surprised I never discovered the connection. Thanks for this thread!

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