This just in from Landmark West:
|First Church of Christ, Scientist|
Manhattan Piano Trio
*The jewel of the church’s grand interior is the impressive glass dome, pictured in the header above. First Church of Christ, Scientist, was designed by Frederick R. Comstock and built in 1899-1901. Designated in 1990 as part of the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.
|West-Park Presbyterian Church|
Shakespeare’s Annunciation Parodies
The experimental Shakespeare ensemble the Dark Lady Players shows that four famous Shakespearean heroines – Juliet, Desdemona, Olivia and Ophelia – are all in part comic religious allegories for the Virgin Mary. Watch them conceive in the 4 ways allowable in medieval theology, through the eye, mouth, ear and nose. What was Shakespeare thinking of?
*West-Park Presbyterian Church’s chapel was designed by Leopold Eidlitz in 1884, and its church addition was designed by Henry Kilburn in 1890. West-Park was designated a NYC Landmark in January 2010.