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Aida | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine-December 2017 |

Across the Pond

Autumn in
London’s West End

Carla Maria

Strange Landscapes

Blade Runner 2049
The Florida Project

 Two recent and very different movies share a common theme of being set in disorienting and threatening places

Miles David Moore

Blade Runner 2049 | reviewed by Miles David Moore | Scene4 Magazine-December 2017 |
On the Road withAgnès Varda | Catherine Conway Honig | Scene4 Magazine-December2017 | www,

On the Road with
Agnès Varda

Nearing 90 and almost blind, French new wave filmmaker Agnès Varda remains as creative, curious, and intuitive as ever

Catherine Conway Honig

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Scene4 Magazine inView -

A Spiritual Discipline
Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comA spiritual discipline begins in sadness. This thought came to me
and then left, without leaving any hints.

Michael Bettencourt

All The King’s Men
Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comIf they don't deliver, give me the hammer and I'll do it.
Nail em up! Nail em up! Nail em up! Nail em up!
Arthur Meiselman

sign only
Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comI made the mistake of answering my cellphone last night after dinner downtown. We were out on the sidewalk taking a constitutional.
Claudine Jones

On Directing
Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine |
Directing is a mug’s game.  The current culture in the theatre favors a director, but there are serious flaws in the system.
Nathan Thomas

A Walk Through Newry
Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine |
All over the world, in markets and plazas, on red clay ruts generously termed “roads” and along ancient streets, people live with guns pointed at them.
Patrick Walsh

The Santa Claus Monologues
Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine |
There's no red carpet treatment this year, Santa. No helicopter arrival.
No band. No parade. No fanfare. No grand entrance.

Les Marcott

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Gertrude Stein:
Meet Frankenstein

The Steiny Road Poet wants to introduce you to another Stein—Frankenstein. Like the adult Gertrude Stein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was a big baby.

Karren LaLonde Alenier

The Steiny Road To Operadom | Karren LaLonde Alenier | Scene4 Magazine |
Mosaic For Mika Oklop - A Memoir | Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine - December 2017 |

Mosaic for Mika:
A Memoir

A memoir about my friendship with the celebrated writer of the former Yugoslavia, Milan Oklopdzic, also known as Mika Oklop.

Lissa Tyler Renaud

Cartoon: Old Fart Village | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine-December 2017 |

Old Fart Village

The Toilet

Elliot Feldman

with a Cabbage

My ancestors came from a Jewish village in eastern Europe, I think. They passed a few words along.

David Wiley

Interview with a Cabbage | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine-December 2017 |
Yuttana Phongphasuk | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine - December 2017 |

Yuttana Phongphasuk

”If my entire lifespan could
prolong his life by just a
minute, I would gladly give
it to him.”

Janine Yasovant

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

Michael Fabiano Debuts in
Massenet’s Manon
at San Francisco Opera

We will have to wait for Fabiano to fully mature into the greatness he promises.

Renate Stendhal

Manon | reviewed by Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine - December 2017 |

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Moods On The Waterfront | Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine-December 2017 |

Moods On The

The Photography of
Jon Rendell

painting and poetry
Listening | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine - December 2017 |



Focal Point

The Art of
David Wiley

Shakespeare on the Rocks | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine-December |
Thomas Hardy's Poetry in Song-Set2 | Lewis Alpaugh | Scene4 Magazine-December 2017 |

Shakespeare On The Rocks
Alex Riffs On His Father And Redemption
Griselda Steiner

Thomas Hardy’s Poetry in Song
Set 3:
Another four of twelve Hardy poems
set to music, composed and sung by

Lewis Alpaugh

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | December 2017 |

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 | December 2017 |

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  |


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


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& writers blogs

Letters to the Editor
Recent Letters

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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



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