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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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Book Review: Present Laughter

Present Laughter:  A Light Comedy In Three Acts, by Noël Coward I enjoy light comedic drama [1], and although this piece is fairly obscure, it is an enjoyable drama nonetheless, with some moral reservations.  Laughter is generally a way we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Playwright’s Handbook

The Playwright’s Handbook:  For Beginning And Professional Playwrights–A Complete Guide To Writing A Full-Length Play And Getting It Produced, by Frank Pike and Thomas G. Dunn I purchased this book when I went to my last Powell’s trip, and although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making 02:  Screenwriting, by Robert Edgar-Hunt, John Marland, and James Richards As someone who likes reading and writing dramatic material [1], this book was appealing to me from the point of view of someone who has a practical interest … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Shakespeare: The World As Stage

Shakespeare:  The World As Stage, written and read by Bill Bryson Having enjoyed Bryson’s humorous account of a trip along the Appalachian Trail [1] and being a fairly intense bardophile of the Stratfordian type [2], like the author, this was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creative Writing Masterclass: Writing Plays

Creative Writing Masterclass:  Writing Plays, by Lesley Bown & Ann Gawthorpe In reading this book, one has to ask oneself a few questions:  do you enjoy writing plays or have an interest in writing plays for the theater, radio, or … Continue reading

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