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Scene4 Magazine March 2014

Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture - "Treasured Lives Lost - March 2014 -

Scene4 Magazine inView -

Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine
Contra Dictions
Are artists and their works all that special, even extra-special?
Michael Bettencourt

Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine
Why I Want To Be A Writer
To write is to read
To read is to yearn to write

Arthur Meiselman

Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine
Academic Welcome
"Well, it's academic theatre. . ." 
We've heard it before.

Nathan Thomas

Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine
A Fuller Appreciation
On the frontlines of all the major battles of the 20th century.
Les Marcott

Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine
Oh, where do I begin?  How about with rejection.
Claudine Jones

Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine
On Re-Reading T.E. Lawrence
George Bernard Shaw deemed it a masterpiece.
Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

The Wolf of Wall Street reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine March 2014

FILM The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, Nebraska
2013 was one of the best movie years in memory
Miles David Moore

Phillip Seymour Hoffman - "Good Night, Sweet Prince" - Griselda Steiner Scene4 Magazine March 2014

ACTOR Good Night, Sweet Prince

For people in the West Village where he lived
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a prince.

Griselda Steiner

Jerry Hadley - "A Sweetness in every woe" - Carla Maria-Verdino Süllwold - Scene4 Magazine March 2014
SINGER Jerry Hadley
A sweetness
in every woe

Carla Maria-Verdino Süllwold

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Scene4 Magazine - Karren LaLonde Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |

Refusal of Time
The genius of William Kentridge's
 installation at the Met Art.

 Karren LaLonde Alenier

MONSIEUR AMBIVALENCE  reviewed by Renate Stendhal  Scene4 Magazine-March 2014

BOOKS Monsieur Ambivalence
How reading Pascal
 can change your life
Renate Stendhal

Wasted Talent  Elliot Feldman Scene4 Magazine March 2014


Elliot Feldman

Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps |

Remembering Shirley Temple
She was the most popular and maybe,
the most talented Hollywood child star.

Kathi Wolfe

Chaiwat Kamfun: "Dynamic Movement"  Arts of Thailand  Janine Yasovant March 2014


Arts of Thailand Dynamic Movement
Chaiwat Kamfun: "My artworks are called semi-abstract paintings."
Janine Yasovant

David Wiley - "The simple, obvious and mysterious" - Scene4 Magazine March 2014

ART The Guggenheim Kandinskys, Gabey, and the Venus of Willendorf
The simple, obvious, and mysterious.
David Wiley

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Postcards from NOLA The Photography of Jon Rendell Scene4 Magazine March 2014 Postcards from NOLA The Photography of Jon Rendell Scene4 Magazine March 2014
Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts

Postcards from NOLA
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Fertility In Chaos The Art of David Wiley Scene4 Magazine March 2014

Fertility In Chaos/In Vivo In Vitro
The Art of David Wiley


Summer Day  Harriet Halliday Renaud
She woke up slowly, in the heavy morning heat, because Miss Peskin's voice was calling. "I hate you, Miss Peskin," she thought, through the haze of sleep. "Go away."

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | March 2014 |

Undress Me  Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress her by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | March 2014 |

The Greed Gene  Michael Bettencourt
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor — the "genie of genes" — that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt | March 2014 |



Necro-Political Theatre **
When the living use the dead
to construct their histories.

Art That Does Us No Good **
Taking advantage, jockeying for position on the inside rail, is what humans do best.

By Design
Writing plays is, in the end, about the designed theatre of a human's being.

Original Sin
The third in my series of what I think
is real theatre.

Rage As Healing
Sometimes rage is the only appropriate artistic response to the times in which we live.

Death To The Ten-Minute Play
Something about the short-play format does not sit right.


Scene4 Magazine Blogs -

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add a comment and read other posts.
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the full text along with the rest of the blog.

Letters to the Editor

Q for "quick" - long and short reviews on theatre and film

Que Pasa
Notices, announcements and coming attractions

Karren LaLonde Alenier
The Dresser addresses what's
underneath the art

Miles David Moore
Thoughts and observations
from, to, for or against

Arthur Meiselman
Sightings and musings
of a time traveler

Les Marcott
Dr. Barnabus T. Bynum's
Travelling Minstrel Show


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Scene4 Magazine inPrint -

In This Issue

Harry In Wisconsin
 A young Scot recounts his history
of impulsive travel, culminating with an
unexpected introduction to the afterlife. 

A Short Play by
Ellen Margolis


Scene4 Magazine From The Archives -

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Everything Old Is New Again
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What Is Obscenity
 and What's Not?

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A Brief But Quirky
 History of the Arts

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The Rising Fall of the Arts
January 2010 Click Here

The One
January 2009 Click Here

What Is Art? / 2008
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The Art of Sex in the Arts
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State of the Art of the Arts
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Special Indexes

The Steiny Road to Operadom Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |
A complete index of all of
Karren Alenier's columns
in Scene4 with links.

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Scene4 Magazine  Comics with Elliot Feldman
A complete index of all of Elliot Feldman's comics and cartoons in Scene4 with links. Click Here for Access

Film Reviews
Scene4 Magazine: Film Reviews | Miles David Moore | www.scene4.comA complete index of all
reviews by Scene4's Film
Critic, Miles David Moore

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Scene4 Magazine: Writings | Renate Stendhal | www.scene4.comA complete index of
Renate Stendhal's articles and reviews in Scene4 with links.
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Scene4 Books at Aviarpress -

The authorized version of Lester Cole's HOLLYWOOD RED

Hollywood Red: The Autobiography of Lester Cole  ©2013 Scene4 Books

One of the founders of the Writers Guild of America and the most unrelenting and outspoken member of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten, Lester Cole was a protégé of the legendary Cecil B. De Mille, a roommate of Cary Grant, a pal of Humphrey Bogart, a gadfly to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and then there were... the women in his life.

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Scene4 Books is proud to offer the authorized reprint of this controversial autobiography. Timely! Provocative! Startling! Now, after 32 years, a witness to the nightmare of what we did and what we may be doing again.

Few Americans remember the dark days of the House Un-American Activities Committee. From 1938 to 1975 it traveled like a carnival throughout the country, breaking up families, turning friends into enemies, destroying reputations and lives. This is the intimate, inside story of one of the Hollywood Ten, screenwriters and directors jailed for defying HUAC's nightmare of enforced orthodoxy.

"...the best 'inside' book yet about Hollywood under HUAC, a book that brings the whole period, and what came before and after, into frightening clarity, but also a book that is moving, exciting, funny and blessed with humanity."
— Carl Foreman, Director and Screenwriter whose films include High Noon, The Bridge On The River Kwai, Guns of Navarone, Young Man With A Horn and others.

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