Kirkus, in its starred review, called The Cosmopolitans a "modern classic." The novel is a contemporary Interpretation of Balzac's Cousin Bette
and tells the story of a friendship between two middle-aged neighbors, Bette and Earl, who live In a building on 10th Street In Greenwich Village In 1958.
Influences while Jonas was writing the piece range from Balzac's Cousin Bette
to getting really into the music of the Dirty Projectors.
Also scoring high at the March ceremony were Antaeus Company, with nods for King Lear and Cousin Bette
as well as a special award for its whole season; Rogue Machine Theatre, whose Four Places nabbed the top production award; and Center Theatre Group, for its mounting of The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Since then, she has starred in an impressive variety of projects, ranging from costume drama Cousin Bette
and Finding Neverland - in which she played Peter Pan - to family fare such as Lassie and Nanny McPhee.
American actress, whose films include Leaving Las Vegas, Deconstructing Harry, Cousin Bette
He's also directed a couple of pics, "Cousin Bette
" (1998) and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" (2000), and he'd like to do it again--perhaps with a "Jersey Boys" pic.
In February 2002, Cousin Bette
, Balzac's great opus about envy and greed in nineteenth century Paris, made its Modern Library debut.
Her nude scene with Ewan McGregor brought her lots of attention and led to roles in Stella Does Tricks, Cousin Bette
Meanwhile, his TV and cinema appearances have tended to be period pieces, including Cousin Bette
, Onegin, Photographing Fairies and The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall.
Although she has appeared in big films like The Man In The Iron Mask - opposite Leonardo DiCaprio - Cousin Bette
, Divorcing Jack, Virtual Sexuality and Kevin and Perry Go Large, she is scathing about Los Angeles.
But Cousin Bette
is a cut above the rest when it comes to the high drama of period cinema.