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Oregon Shakespeare Festival | reviewed by Catherine Conway Honig | Scene4 Magazine-May 2017 |

Euripides, Shakespeare and Stoppard
Adapted Anew

At the Oregon Shakespeare
Festival, in Ashland
all the world is truly a stage

Catherine Conway Honig

In Search of Lost Time

The Sense of an Ending

The story is the best kind of magic realism with details imbued with shards of memory

Miles David Moore

"Lion" | reviewed by Miles David Moore | Scene4 Magazine | May 2017 |
Robert Peter Tristram Coffin | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine | May 2017 |

Lost Paradise:
Robert Peter
Tristram Coffin

His remarkable career
included many honors along
with the 1936 Pulitzer Prize

Carla Maria

Scene4 Magazine inView -

Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comIn New York, an unwritten code states that standers on an escalator stand to the right while walkers walk on the left.
Michael Bettencourt

Sleeping Alone
Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comI love to fall asleep with someone. I love to wake in the morning with someone. But, now, how long can I sleep with someone? Days, months, years?
Arthur Meiselman

A Perfectly Innocent Attack
Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comHow am I any different than a hen? Scratching & clucking, dropping orders of magnitude more eggs than offspring.
Claudine Jones

It Can Happen
Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine |
Like several hundred other souls, a new adaptation of It Can’t Happen Here, showed up in my email last fall.
Nathan Thomas

Why Hebrew Can’t Speak Yiddish
Kim Chernin-Scene4 Magazine |
Hebrew does not easily smile; it is austere in its undeviating regularity. Yiddish talks with its hands.
Kim Chernin

Jackie Robinson and the Question of “Why?”
Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine |
It was seeing how well Jackie played, the horrible abuse he endured day after day, and how he wouldn’t be intimidated.
Patrick Walsh

Ode To A Friend
Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine |
Kenny Sibbett had the ability to meld humor
 that endeared him not only to me but many other fans.
Les Marcott

Reality Dustup

Now all of this leads to this koan
to arrive at the bigger truth,
storytellers lie.

Karren LaLonde Alenier

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

The Steiny Road To Operadom | Karren LaLonde Alenier | Scene4 Magazine |
Small Acts of Concern | Kim Chernin | Scene4 Magazine -May 2017

Small Acts of Concern

I am trying to find out something about the state of mind in which it is possible to act politically.
I do not have this state of mind, but I would like to have it.

Kim Chernin

Arts of Thailand
Watana Kreetong

An award-winning
 artist who asks:
What is art containing
the story of thought?

Janine Yasovant
คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

Watana Kreetong | interview by Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine | May 2017 |
Colors of the Roundtable: Episode 7-Part V | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine | May 2017 |

Episode 7:
Visions Of Paradise - Part V

To find the right ideas to translate, the ones that would imbue Paradise on Earth with the power to make people ‘see the light,’ and save themselves and their planet.

David Wiley

Old Fart Village

High Noon
on the
Golf Cart Path

Elliot Feldman

Cartoon: Old Fart Village | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine-May 2017 |
To The Thunderbird | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine | May 2017 |

To The Thunderbird

Carried me into womanhood
To the beach with my friends
To the unexplored city

Griselda Steiner

Hotel Violet

“Wasn’t this the life everyone wanted?”
Fourth excerpt from
Kiss Me Again, Paris
a memoir by
Renate Stendhal

Hotel Violet | Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine-May 2017 | www,

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Half 'n Half | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine - May 2017
painting and poetry
Anthropophagus Hornyfooted Goatsbeard | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine - May 2017 |

Half ‘n Half

Rule of thirds be damned - it's great to break the rules, and occasionally I like to split things right through the middle.

The Photography of
Jon Rendell

Anthropophagus Hornyfooted Goatsbeard
The Language of Color

The Art of
David Wiley

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | April 2016 |

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 | April 2016 |

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 April 2016 |


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

Long & short reviews of theatre, film and more

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

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



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