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Book Review: Copenhagen

Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn Those who know me are well aware of my own tendency to chronicle and overanalyze my frequent awkward conversations [1].  This play is basically the attempt through research and analysis to provide a decisive interpretation of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amadeus

Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer Those people who are familiar with the noted 1980’s biopic of the same name may not be familiar with the fact that Amadeus was a stage play before it was a screen adaptation.  There is a … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Being George Washington

Being George Washington:  The Indispensable Man As You’ve Never Seen, by Glenn Beck, read by Rom McLarty This book doesn’t have the feel of nonfiction.  I don’t say this as a bad thing; I am, perhaps, better read than many … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mikado And Five Other Savoy Operas

The Mikado And Five Other Savoy Operas, by W.S. Gilbert W.S. Gilbert, best known as half of the late Victorian powerhouse duo Gilbert & Sullivan, lived the sort of life that was full of drama and incident.  Queen Victoria snubbed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beaumarchais

Beaumarchais:  A Biography, by Maurice Lever, translated by Susan Emanuel Although his name is not a particularly famous one, fans of opera will likely have heard of Beaumarchais’ justly famous plays “The Barber Of Seville” and “The Marriage Of Figaro” … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Marriage Of Figaro

The Marriage Of Figaro, by Pierre Agustin Caron de Beaumarchais, translated and adapted by Bernard Sahlins The sequel to Beaumarchais’ excellent The Barber Of Seville [1], this play takes place after Figaro’s efforts to assist Count Almaviva in winning the hand … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Barber Of Seville

The Barber Of Seville, by Pierre Agustin Caron de Beaumarchais, translated and adapted by Bernard Sahlins Although before today I had never read any material by Beaumarchais, it is perhaps a bit predictable that I would find him and his … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Refutation Of Moral Relativism

A Refutation Of Moral Relativism:  Interviews With An Absolutist, by Peter Kreeft This book gives a fictive debate where the author creates an imaginary Socratic dialogue between two characters, a black feminist named Libby and a conservative Middle Eastern man … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Exit & The Flies

No Exit & The Flies, by Jean-Paul Sartre I first became familiar with the writings and thinking of Sartre [1] as a high school student doing a dramatic reading of the part of Garcin in No Exit.  I happened to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding, by Federico García Lorca in a version by Ted Hughes It is easy to see, when one knows a little about the lives of both García Lorca and Ted Hughes, why the materials in this play were of … Continue reading

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