Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture

Scene4 Magazine September 2015

Scene4 Magazine - This Issue : September 2015

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

Amy l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine September 2015

Film (reviews)Love, Death, Rock and Roll
Amy, Love & Mercy
Amy Winehouse became an object of scorn

Miles David Moore

Everything Was Beautiful at the Ballet... The Maine State Ballet That Is! | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine-September 2015

Dance — Everything Was Beautiful At The Ballet
The Maine State Ballet That Is!

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Les Troyens in Paris, London and San Francisco | reviewed by Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine September 2015

Opera — Les Troyens
in Paris, London and San Francisco
Major operatic excitement

Renate Stendhal

Scene4 Magazine inView -


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

The Thing About Vacations
As always, traveling is a mixed
effort for me, since I enjoy the
comforts of being planted

Michael Bettencourt

Pebbles and Potatoes
We're inundated with children who cannot write with their prehensile thumbs
Arthur Meiselman

Know Fear/No Fear
I have to admit I never thought
much about fear in my life until
Albert Einstein asked me to do so
Nathan Thomas

Abbey In America
One of the greatest nature and
fiction writers this country
has ever produced
Les Marcott

What a treat!
I listened to that frikkin’ thing
‘til I was drunk with it
Claudine Jones

The Lie of the Lost Cause
The cult of Robert E. Lee—the
myth of Lee as a brilliant general,
as a man of integrity and honor

Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Sceme4 Magazine | The Steiney Road To Operadom | Karren Lalonde Alenier

Gertrude Stein and the Atomic Bomb
   See if you think Stein really means
“This is a nice story.”

 Karren LaLonde Alenier

Beramas Kite Project - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine September 2015

Arts of Thailand
Beramas Kite Project
Crafting Beramas Kites is an art form

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย Janine Yasovant

Snake In The Grass | Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar | Scene4 Magazine September 2015

Snake In The Grass
Arthur promptly slithered over to the boy

 Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar

Scene4 Magazine | Projecting Change On New York's Iconic Empire State Building | September 2015

Projecting Change
On New York’s iconic
Empire State building

Griselda Steiner

Goodbye, Funnies | Elliot Feldman - Scene4 Magazine - September 2015

Goodbye, Funnies
Gone, gone (gulp!) gone

Elliot Feldman

The Gypsy Geece | David Wiley - Scene4 Magazine - September 2015

The Gypsy Geese
Once upon a time on a farm far, far, away...

David Wiley

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Golden Gate Park and the de Young Museum - San Francisco | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  September 2015
painting and poetry
The Art of David Wiley | Field of Flowers/Night Sky | Scene4 Magazine - September 2015

Golden Gate Park and the
de Young Museum - San Francisco

The Photography of Jon Rendell

Painting - Field of Flowers/Night Sky
Poetry - Four American Haikus
The Art of David Wiley


Slow Grilling The Chupacabra  Les Marcott
While roaming the countryside recently in the ol’ pickup truck, fiddling with the radio knob, I came to a jarring realization…literally. You see I hit something on that lost highway.

My Own Personal Witch Doctor  Gerald H. Thomas
My memory of 1962, age 16, Hanging out in Frisco’s North Beach dives
with countless beatniks.


John Brown’s Body at San Quentin Prison
Award-winning editor and filmmaker Joe De Francesco’s astonishing film of the three-years in the making live-stage production at San Quentin prison of Stephen Vincent Benet’s dramatic poem, John Brown’s Body. Benet’s epic work is one of the finest pieces of its kind in American literature. At its core is the striking revelation of the roots of endemic American racism. De Francesco captured this stunning perspective and directed the 1st-ever dynamic staging of John Brown’s Body, with all inmate actors under often bizarre circumstances. (Charles Laughton adapted and created a highly-regarded Broadway staged-reading of the poem in 1953 with Tyrone Power, Raymond Massey, Judith Anderson et al. ) De Francesco gave it life — movement and visual composition and he included the live music that Walter Schumann originally composed for Laughton. The San Quentin performance is as contemporary today as Benet’s masterpiece was in 1928.


Coming Soon Medea Noir
The complete film of Arthur Meiselman’s recasting of Euripides’ Medea and ten years after the play ends. Medea Noir was commissioned by the Ancient Theatre Alive! Festival in Greece and was produced by the Talos Ensemble.


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


An astute and entertaining array of audio essays on an array of topics by an astute and
entertaining essayist.


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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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
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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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The authorized edition of Julius Krinski’s NUDITY

Julius Krinski NUDITY - authorized edition -  Scene4 Books/Aviarpress

in all of its raw, unedited idiosyncrasy, Nudity is explicitly about sex and love. A mind's journey through life.

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