• 2012-2013 Season,  A Wrinkle in Time

    Religion, L’Engle, and “A Wrinkle in Time”

    by Patrick Hayes, dramaturg Scholar Jean Fulton wrote, “L’Engle’s fiction for young readers is considered important partly because she was among the first to focus directly on the deep, delicate issues that young people must face, such as death, social conformity, and truth. L’Engle’s work always is uplifting because she is able to look at the surface values of life from a perspective of wholeness, both joy and pain, transcending each to uncover the absolute nature of human experience that they share.” – “A Wrinkle in Time”. Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Today’s blog topic looks at the religious symbolism and spiritual connection woven into A Wrinkle in Time and examines some…

  • 2012-2013 Season,  A Wrinkle in Time

    Who is Madeleine L’Engle?

    by Patrick Hayes, dramaturg To start our journey with A Wrinkle in Time, I wanted to take a look at the author of the original novel.  Just who is Madeleine L’Engle? About the Author The Early Years: Madeleine L’Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918, and named after her great-grandmother, Madeleine L’Engle. Her mother, a classically trained pianist, was also named Madeleine. Her father, Charles Wadsworth Camp, was a writer, a critic, and a foreign correspondent during World War I. With the influence of her loving parents, L’Engle wrote her first story at age four and began keeping a journal at age eight. Her early literary attempts did…