Daily Archives: July 31, 2015

Verfremdungseffekt

In the mid 1930’s, the German playwright Berthold Brecht became familiar with a particular staging effect while visiting the Soviet Union that involved distancing the audience from an emotional connection with the characters on the stage. The goal was to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To My Company’s IT Department

[Note: As a way of dealing with the frustrations of a difficult day made worse by IT bungling, what follows is an attempt at dealing with my irritation through humor.] To Whom It May Concern: I don’t know who it … Continue reading

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