'Joseph Andrews' Film Screening Sunday, May 21
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Bobbi Biron Theatre Program presents Joseph Andrews, Tony Richardson’s film of Henry Fielding’s satiric novel, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 21, in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall.
Hosted by Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, director of theatre at SU, Joseph Andrews is set in 1742 and satirizes popular novels of the day in which innocent young women were placed in constant and often comic danger by more worldly men. The title character, Joseph, is strained to resist the temptations of even his employer, Lady Booby, who hides a secret none would dare mention, though the vicious may suspect.
Retaining the spirit of the film and the feel of the novel, a stage version of Joseph Andrews, adapted and written by Pfeiffer, is scheduled to premiere as part of next semester’s theatre program.
The screening is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.