May 2005  


A Little Oil Lamp Smoking

Scene4 Magazine-Ali and Nino

Adapting A Novel
for the Stage
Part 3

by Ned Bobkoff

The Blacks
in Brazil

Scene4 Magazine-Karen Acioly

Andréa Carvalho
Actor, Director

Luiz Antonio Pilar
(In English & Português)

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Books, Plays, Poetry
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Nathan Thomas
Delcroze Eurhythmics and the Theatre
This is one of those by-ways out of the theatrical past
the use of Dalcroze eurhythmics in actor training in the 20th century

Michael Bettencourt
Let Us Now Praise Smaller Theatres
Over the last several years I have had the luck of being connected
with a truly wonderful theatre in Brooklyn, the Gallery Players

Arthur Meiselman
Juliet and Her Romeo – Redux
I saw a remarkable production recently in Ventura, California
(a not-remarkable place for the arts or anything else!)

Claudine Jones
Ergonomic Sock Drawer
The people are a mystery; worse yet, they’re a mad pastiche
of conflicting passions, unbalanced, ungrounded

Ned Bobkoff
A Little Oil Lamp Smoking
Adapting A Novel For The Stage
This issue in Focus

Andrea Kapsaski
Vengeance, Bloodlust & Afternoon Tea
Brimming with decadence, poetry, sensuality and wit

Martin Challis
Touching Water
Having recently been inspired to return to poetry as a means
of expression it seems appropriate to share this

Andréa Carvalho
Luiz Antonio Pilar: The Blacks in Brazil
This issue in Focus

 Luiz Antonio Pilar: Os Negros no Brasil
Nesta edição, é destaque na seção Focus .



Akia Squitieri
in New York
on Theatre

Baghdad Burning
Girl Blog from Iraq”

Karren Alenier and Gertrude Stein

Bumper Cars
The Steiny Road to
Operadom with

Karren Alenier

A travelogue of the work-in-progress opera
Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On

This Month’s installment
Until a new theatrical work goes on the stage in its entirety, a third-party director lacks full information about the work. To quote Gertrude Stein, how many acts are in it?. 20.

Charlotte alias
Sir Charles




Scene4 Magazine-Ballet and Sex
Scene4 Magazine Elements of One

Lines Ballet
Three Stops On
The Way Home
Odd Fellow


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Hollywwood Red: The Autobiography of Lester Cole Jack Adler's A Savage Duty Les Marcott's Character Flaws Farzana Moon's Lady In Black


George Freek's The Stranger In Stanley's Room Nathan Albright's Even After All These Years Gregory Walker's Meka and Alexanfer
Rich Yurman's Come In, Stranger, Out of the Fog


Gitor Minore's Ceilings-Cielorrasos Farzana Moon's Sufic Madness Bryon Harrelson's Yesterday Remembered

Coming Soon

Julius Krinski: A Life
A revealing, provocative, unchained self-portrait of a citizen of the world, a man in pursuit of the art of love

Wondering into Thai Culture
by Mont Redmond

Have you ever wondered what lies behind the smiles of the world's most captivating tourist destination?

Plays & Scripts

This Issue
A play about a woman who has everything... to lose.
by Rick Schweikert

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