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Manipulating the Image-Propaganda | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine-January 2018 |

Manipulating the Image and the Message:

Constructing Revolution
Soviet Propaganda Posters

Carla Maria

Tales from History

Victoria & Abdul

 It is marvelous to see how Dench plays Victoria’s transformation in this film-the bored monarch to a woman whose appetite for life is rekindled.

Miles David Moore

Victoria & Abdul | reviewed by Miles David Moore | Scene4 Magazine-January 2018 |
Peerapong Duangkaew | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine-January 2018 | www,


The Passion
of a Sculptor

Janine Yasovant

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

Scene4 Magazine inView -

Flinders and a Lather
Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine | Today, “great again” means the soothing of spirits wounded by a toxic nostalgia, and if our politics continues to use that as its lodestar, we will never reconfigure ourselves.
Michael Bettencourt

Castle Keep
Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comWhat is this all about, over 40 years ago, when there were few personal computers,  no internet, no social media, no mobile phones. 
Arthur Meiselman

Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comWhy are you angry? What's troubling you?
Who are you in solid with?

Claudine Jones

Death in the Darkest Night of the Year, and Star Wars at Forty
Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine |
This is on my mind because the population of dead people I know continues to grow, and recently with some alacrity.
Nathan Thomas

For the Newtown Dead
Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine |
Their little bodies are gone down in the ground —
Mere babes swaddled one last time.
Patrick Walsh

Loves of Bukowski
Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine |
While Hemingway explored death, Bukowski explored life
no matter how bleak it seemed to be.

Les Marcott

Best in Show:
My Life in HD

Some performances make their mark by being evergreens: I have to see them again and again when the need for a demented, heart-rending, mind-splitting experience is what is needed.

Renate Stendhal

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Best in Show: My Life in HD | Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine-January 2018 |
Cartoon: Old Fart Village | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine-January 2018 |

Old Fart Village

Glory Days

Elliot Feldman

Interview with a Zucchini | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine-January 2018 |

with a Zucchini

I love the earth because it gives me substance, knowledge and strength. More than any other element, but not exclusively, it’s what makes me unique.

David Wiley

Gertrude Stein:
Meet Frankenstein

The Steiny Road Poet wants to introduce you to another Stein—Frankenstein.

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

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

Cliquez-ici pour lire en français.

On the Road withAgnès Varda | Catherine Conway Honig | Scene4 Magazine-December2017 | www,

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Pattern | Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine-January 2018 |
painting and poetry
Dancing Muse 2 | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine - January 2018 |


The Photography of
Jon Rendell

Dancing Muse 2


The Blame For It All

The Art of
David Wiley


Story | One Day We’ll Know
As always when he watched these Germans taken prisoner in Africa, he wondered at their youth and health and the almost insolent ease with which they worked in the hot unyielding sun. He knew that he himself, after three years of army life in his own country, was a prematurely middle-aged man.
Harriet Halliday Renaud

Stories | Danny Boy and Round Trip
Clear as the day was across the waving grasses the Twin Towers were visible against the azure sky, but instead of gleaming in the sunlight, they were engulfed in billowing clouds of gray smoke which poured like a dragon’s fierce blast from gaping holes in the sides of the steel and glass edifices.
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Drama | Shakespeare On The Rocks
Alex And The Mad King Lear
Griselda Steiner

Music | 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.


reader columns 
& 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



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