Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture

Scene4 Magazine May 2015

Scene4 Magazine | Sorrows and Joys | May 2015 -

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

American Sniper  l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine May 2015

Film (reviews)
For God and Country
American Sniper, Kingsman

Miles David Moore

Siren Songs of the South - The Romantics and Italy | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine-May 2015

 Siren Songs of the South
The Romantics and Italy

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Alexei Ratmansky and Liam Scarlett at San Francisco Ballet |  reviewed by Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine May 2015

Alexei Ratmansky  and Liam Scarlett
Best of Youth at San Francisco Ballet

Renate Stendhal

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Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine

To a man with a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail
Michael Bettencourt

Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine

Second Reunion
The Jew
In The Box
Arthur Meiselman

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Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine

Choosing A Show
What stories do our audiences need to hear and see?
Nathan Thomas

Bad Karaoke
Now it’s 2015 and you can
banish bad karaoke my friends

Les Marcott

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

The Art of the Tell
Baseball as voiced by Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, & Keith Hernandez
Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

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

Poetics Theater
   A Steinian Wormhole?
Going beyond what Stein offered

 Karren LaLonde Alenier

Pikulthong Wiengnil - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine May 2015

Arts of Thailand
Pikulthong Wiengnil
Thai Orchids - Return to the Forest

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย Janine Yasovant

Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps |

I’ll Be Back...After These Messages
Mad Men, Stan Freberg
and the legacy of ‘John and Marsha’

Kathi Wolfe

Old Hippy in Floriduh - Cycle of Life | Elliot Feldman - Scene4 Magazine - May 2015


Old Hippy in Floriduh
Cycle of Life

Elliot Feldman


Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Bascule Drawbridges of San Francisco | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  May 2015 Bascule Drawbridges of San Francisco | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  May 2015
painting and poetry

Bascule Drawbridges of
San Francisco

The Photography of Jon Rendell

The Art of David Wiley | Dancing Muse 2 | Scene4 Magazine - May 2015

Painting - Dancing Muse 2
Poetry - Long-Awaited Journey
The Art of David Wiley

Ghetto Madonna  | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine - May 2015  -

Ghetto Madonna  Griselda Steiner
Lyric for Transvestite Queen

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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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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In This Issue

Into The Light

edith-102This play deals with the fascinating and enigmatic story of Edith Stein, a Jewish girl who became a respected "existential" scholar, assistant to the philosopher Husserl, and made the incredible journey into Catholicism and one of its most demanding disciplines: The Carmel. Caught up in the horror of the Holocaust, she was murdered at Auschwitz. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II which inspired an array of controversy that lingers today.

Celine Nally

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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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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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