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Inside 'Furious Love'

a conversation with Nancy Schoenberger


January, 1962. The most beautiful, most famous movie star in the world is about to meet her co-star, a rugged, fiery, brilliant young actor. The actress, Elizabeth Taylor. The actor, Richard Burton. The film, CLEOPATRA.


For the next 22 years, their tempestuous relationship would capture the imagination of millions of people and set the world abuzz at the mere possibility of a sighting of the pair. They would storm through their time together (and apart) as fellow actors, lovers, spouses, friends, and to the end, remain furiously and passionately in love.

The book Furious Love, a NY Times best seller, is written by Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at The College of William and Mary, Nancy Schoenberger and husband Sam Kashner, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. It is a stunning portrait of the Dick and Liz phenomenon; a phenomenon so wild and tumultuous that it ushered in the beginning of the paparazzi era. (Paparazzi, meaning insects, is the reference originated by Federico Fellini when he first saw the frenzy of photographers and newshounds outside their villa in Rome.) (read more)

In September of 2010, an audience was invited to hear and meet Nancy Schoenberger, co-author of Furious Love in an on-stage event hosted by Victoria Racimo with a special signing arranged by The College Bookstore Barnes and Noble.

In addition, the Library had special screening of four films the Burtons had made together (see schedule below).  

LISTEN TO WYDAILY EVENT PROMO

SCREENING SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 - THE V.I.P.s
Sept. 15 - WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Sept. 22 - TAMING OF THE SHREW
Sept. 29 - THE COMEDIANS

INSIDE FURIOUS LOVE - VIDEO EXCERPT

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Interview with Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger.