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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
              The scenes are flashing across the globe: the massive police and military reaction against the citizens who’ve dared raise their voices against the Ukrainian Old Guard.  Independence Square in the capital of Kiev has...
dale-estey's picture
I can't really complain about this (though I'll sneak in an aura of disapproval). Shakespeare's plays are going to be re-written as novels. It rather (to me) defeats the point, but then I have written a novel containing Kafka's lost diary entries. So, naughty me. And, if all the truth be...
bob-mustin's picture
Our literary fascination with Shakespeare has had many lives, and it seems that fascination has now shifted from whether Shakespeare existed at all to his writerly DNA on works attributed to other writers.  Here's a fascination examination by University of Texas professor Douglas Bruster of...
sherry-parnell's picture
I love to read and in my days before diapers, preschool drop-offs and play dates; I spent my free hours luxuriating in the pleasure of vicariously living different lives in far-away worlds.  However, my "free" hours are now long gone as the majority of my time is spent firmly grounded in...
dale-estey's picture
I've been told that all you ever need to know about being human can be found in Hamlet. It might be. It might not. Still, Shaksbeard (as he once spelled himself) knew much about humans if less about plot. PBS, which is letting out all the high-toned stops to enmesh us in Downton Abbey, now seeks...
stephen-evans's picture
My dreamself is smarter than my lifeself. In a dream last night, I said: "A play is like a timepiece three seconds long. You have to keep winding it to keep it going." One of me was smart enough to wake up and write it down.
meg-waite-clayton's picture
"What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.” - Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire Today is the 55th anniversary of the Broadway opening of "A StreetcarNamed Desire," which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize...
bob-mustin's picture
Ethan Hawke as Ivanov Anton Chekhov, the pre-revolution Russian writer and playwright, remains relevant, I think, not for his technical innovations in the craft of writing, but because his characters are complex love-'em-and-hate-'em types. His work wasn't always easy on the reader - or the viewers...
dale-estey's picture
This type of presentation has been a while coming - well, it's already here. Not just a play but access to much else. See famous renditions by acclaimed actors. Have the references of Shakespeare's own time explained. I find all this interesting. I also wonder how an embedded contemporary novel...
rebbecca-hill's picture
I had to catch myself from writing August. I haven’t completely settled into September being here. We had a very laid back and relaxing weekend. Some family time with my significant other’s family and some time for just the two of us. We visited with his cousin, her husband, and Little A. We...