Literature

Shakespeare’s “Merchant Of Venice” At San Diego’s Old

Shakespeare’s “Merchant Of Venice” At San Diego’s Old

The Bard of Avon is alive and doing quite well in San Diego these days thank you very much.  Especially now, since the Old Globe’s annual Shakespeare Summer Theatre Festival in the Lowell Davies Outdoor Theatre is in full sway.  Last week I reviewed the opening of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the first of two […]

Old Globe 2013 Summer Shakespeare Outdoor Festival Debuts

Old Globe 2013 Summer Shakespeare Outdoor Festival Debuts

July, August, and September are great months to be in San Diego.  The weather is always comfortable in the daytime, and pleasantly cool in the evenings, which is great for strolling, and is especially enjoyable for audiences of San Diego’s world famous Summer Shakespeare Festival – 47 years young and still counting – which debuted […]

San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre Presents Ibsen Classic

San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre Presents Ibsen Classic

Henrik Ibsen, the great Norwegian playwright, is often referred to as “the father of realism” and one of the founders of modernism in the theatre.  His plays were groundbreaking and controversial for his day.   Europe and the Americas had prescribed societal rules that were not to be challenged.  The arts, in general, very rarely […]

Newspapers the old ‘Social-Network’

Newspapers the old ‘Social-Network’

Newspapers have been the ‘social-networks’ for hundreds of years. Gutenberg’s inventions of the printed word changed the way the people got their information; information is power; power equals money. Nothing really has changed, money is still the game. It is just the way information is delivered. Newspaper use reporters, writers and confidential informers to investigate […]

Shaw’s  “Pygmalion” On Stage At San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre

Shaw’s  “Pygmalion” On Stage At San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre

It’s been fifty-six years since George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”, the wonderfully witty and misogynistic stage play about English society and its language, became the basis for one of Broadway’s most endearing musicals… “My Fair Lady”.  The “Pygmalion” story, sans the wonderful music of Frederick Loewe, and the brilliant lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner, still has […]

Jane Wagner book signing: “The Search of Intelligent Life in the Universe”

Jane Wagner book signing: “The Search of Intelligent Life in the Universe”

Just Fabulous Book store in Palm Springs brought Comedienne Lili Tomlin and Jane Wagner in for a book signing on Jan.12th. The book was written by Jane Wagner and called. The Search of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Wagner was a little late so Lili Tomlin took over. She greeted fans that had lined up […]

Diary updated: Anne Frank’s Holocaust story remade for big screen, new info added

Diary updated: Anne Frank’s Holocaust story remade for big screen, new info added

The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl who died in a Nazi concentration camp after spending two years in hiding in the attic of her father’s office, Anne Frank, will be adapted for the silver screen, exposing new archive materials. The new film will be based not only on the girl’s famous diary, but will […]

Spielberg Movie Shows Another Facet Of The Lincoln Legend

Spielberg Movie Shows Another Facet Of The Lincoln Legend

Academy Award winning director Stephen Spielberg, and Pulitzer Prize winning author/playwright Tony Kushner, along with Hollywood actor Daniel Day Lewis, have teamed up to bring the myth and legend of Abraham Lincoln, America’s sixteenth president into sharper and a much narrower focus than any movie has done before. It’s not easy rewriting “accepted historical facts” […]

Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize Winning “Glengarry Glen Ross” On Stage At The La Jolla Playhouse

Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize Winning “Glengarry Glen Ross” On Stage At The La Jolla Playhouse

David Mamet is a brilliant and fearless playwright.  He’s also a playwright who never met or wrote a four-letter word that he didn’t like.  He has always been a playwright of, and for, the people and one who loves to zero in on subjects and situations that less daring and less confident playwrights feel no […]

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

The publisher of a book purporting to chronicle an insider account of the Navy SEAL operation to raid Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound will begin sales on Tuesday, ignoring the Pentagon’s legal threats against the author. Despite a potential lawsuit against the author of “No Easy Day,” Penguin Books is not delaying or canceling its […]

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