Necromancers of the Public Domain

Each month, we pluck a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library to resurrect as a one-night-only NYC variety show…

COMING UP:  Monday, October 7 8pm

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley

Introduction by Arthur Symons  (1918)

At  The Tank312 West 36th Street, NYC 

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Aubrey Beardsley ended a long career, at the age of twenty-six, in the arms of the Church. No artist of our time, none certainly whose work has been in black and white, has reached a more universal, or a more contested fame; none has formed himself, out of such alien elements, a more personal originality of manner; none has had so wide an influence on contemporary art. He had the fatal speed of those who are to die young; that disquieting completeness and extent of knowledge, that absorption of a lifetime in an hour, which we find in those who hasten to have done their work before noon, knowing that they will not see the evening.

– From the book, 1918


Tyler Gunther (Medieval Comics / Dark Ages Deadly Wit)

Timothy McGown Reynolds (Blue-Beard / Le Lycanthrope)

Shelton Pritchard Lindsay (The Shallow B-Rate Spectacle / Story As Rite)

Pearl Rhein (The Bushwick Book Club / Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)

Christian Roberson(Who Made the Potato Salad?)

Teresa Toro (The Bushwick Book Club)

and more to be announced!

Hosted by Queen of the Apes, Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / East Village Inky)


$15. Beer and wine available in the lobby.

Read the full text here.

Relive the glory of Necromancers Past here.

Peek under our petticoats as New York Theater Review interviews Ayun about Necromancer’s withers, whys and wherefores.

What a magnificent line up we have for you this fall!

11/4 Wooings and Weddings in Many Climes by Louise Jordan Miln (1900) (conveniently timed to coincide with the 24th nuptial-versary of The Silverback & The Queen of the Apes. Celebrate with us!

12/9 Dennison’s Christmas book: Suggestions for Christmas, New Years, & Twelfth night parties (1921)

HUMAN SEE, HUMAN DO! We can’t wait!