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Book Review: Jitney (The Century Cycle #8)

Jitney (The Century Cycle #8), by August Wilson In this play the author manages to again provide a thoughtful look at the black experience, in this case looking at the gap between the hopes and aspirations of blacks in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry V

Henry V, by William Shakespeare I first remember hearing about this play, at least indirectly, as a child.  Although I did not grow up reading (or watching) Shakespeare’s historical plays, since I did not come from a family that was … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Last night I had the chance to watch the direct-to-video 1999 film version of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Throughout the film, which was fast-paced and filled nonstop with a wide variety of generally very catchy music, I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Captain’s Daughter

The Captain’s Daughter (London Beginnings #1), by Jennifer Delamere [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I am of two minds regarding this book.  On the one hand, … 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: 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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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Irish History And Culture

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Irish History And Culture, by Sonja Massie Although I am generally fond of the Idiot’s Guide series [1], I found this book to be somewhat dissatisfying on at least a couple of grounds that are … Continue reading

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