Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture

Scene4 Magazine April 2015

Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture - "...since the Harlem Renaissance" - April 2015

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

A Most Violent Year  l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine April 2015

Film (reviews)
Fifty Shades of Beige
A Most Violent Year, Still Alice

Miles David Moore

African-American Art and Literature Since the Harlem Renaissance | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine-April 2015

 African-American Art and Literature
since the Harlem Renaissance

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

San Francisco Ballet - New Season |  reviewed by Catherine Conway Honig | Scene4 Magazine April 2015

San Francisco Ballet - New Season
Surprises were everywhere

Catherine Conway Honig

Scene4 Magazine inView -


Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine

The CIA's distinct overall legacy
is that it is terrible at its job

Michael Bettencourt

Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine

He saw it all, heard it all. He had
seen it all and heard it all before
Arthur Meiselman

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Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine
Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine
Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine

The Ninety and Nine Seats
A looming disaster for actors:
Talking with William Salyers
Nathan Thomas

Balazs Szabo Museum
Launching the careers of promising younger artists
Les Marcott

It’s All Theatre
If you feel like you’re gonna faint
just sit down
Claudine Jones

Ramble Through The Vinyl
Most of our music resides on LPs
nearly 600 of them, so far

Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

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

  Man Ray, Rae Armantrout
Gertrude Stein

 Karren LaLonde Alenier

LaFe - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine April 2015

Arts of Thailand
Connecting worlds of water color

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย Janine Yasovant

Beijing's Cherry Orchard and Chekov's Garden | Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine April 2015

Beijing’s Cherry Orchard
and Chekhov’s Garden

Lissa Tyler Renaud

My Dream Play: A DeafBlind Man Imagines a Pro-Tactile Theatre | John Lee Clark | Scene4 Magazine April 2015 |

My Dream Play
A DeafBlind Man Imagines
a Pro-Tactile Theatre

John Lee Clark

Boner | Elliot Feldman - Scene4 Magazine - April 2015


uhh...Mr. Speaker?

Elliot Feldman




Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Quirky San Francisco | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  April 2015 Quirky San Francisco | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  April 2015
painting and poetry

Quirky San Francisco
The Photography of Jon Rendell

The Art of David Wiley | Three-Eyed Purple Mohawk | Scene4 Magazine - April 2015

Painting - Three-Eyed Purple Mohawk
Poetry - Aux Barricades!
The Art of David Wiley

Guan Yin  | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine - April 2015  -

Guan Yin  Griselda Steiner
Chinese Goddess Of Compassion

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | March 2015 |

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 2015 |

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 February 2015 |


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.



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

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


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Scene4 Magazine inPrint -

In This Issue

Three Plays without Words
No 2: The Mazurka

There are no words or props in this play. The actions of the performer are slightly slower and more exaggerated than in real life and become even slower as the play progresses. The scenes are enacted to the accompaniment of the suggested pieces of music, preferably performed live.

Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar

Read the Play

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Special Indexes
Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |

The Steiny Road to Operadom
A complete index of
Karren Alenier’s columns
in Scene4 with links.
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Scene4 Magazine  Comics with Elliot Feldman

A complete index of Elliot Feldman’s comics and cartoons in Scene4 with links.
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Scene4 Magazine: Film Reviews | Miles David Moore |

Film Reviews
A complete index of all
reviews by Scene4’s Film
Critic, Miles David Moore

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Scene4 Magazine: Writings | Renate Stendhal |

A complete index of
Renate Stendhal’s articles and reviews in Scene4 with links.

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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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