Scene4 Magazine - Arts and Media:

May 2011

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Scene4 Magazine - Commentary and Views on the Arts
Scene4 Magazine - inView - Commentary

The Magic of the
Magic of Theatre

Directness, simplicity, honesty — those were there. But also how the performers invested the artifice with themselves and didn't just move around inside it. How they shaped the air with their words the way a painter reconfigures a canvas with paint.
Michael Bettencourt

Two To Remember
Lester Cole - He was a New York playwright, a prolific screenwriter during Hollywood's 'golden years' and Iris Chang - She was a diligent and perceptive historian who was also a gifted writer.
Arthur Meiselman

My Hero
For me, he seems to embody the best of both Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson. Sir Derek has possession of breath-taking technical skills of speech and movement. His mind can take you through hair-pin turns of thought with extreme ease. And, like Sir Ralph, he has a glimpse of grandeur and other-worldliness that allows a Cyrano and a Brother Cadfael.
Nathan Thomas

Fear mongers have always been with us. They've been around as long as fish mongers and whore mongers. But Glenn Beck has taken fear to a level of irrationality and profitability heretofore unseen in modern times. He is certainly not the only fear monger, but arguably its chief purveyor. His success is built upon fear. He has a propensity for crying and wrapping himself up in the Constitution and has garnered a rabid and loyal following.
Les Marcott

Where'd It Go?
I know why I didn't get a chance to take piano lessons when I was a kid: we didn't have a piano. (My best friend Colleen did. In fact one time we dawdled walking home from school & she missed her lesson. Man, her mom was mad! I didn't stick around to watch the carnage.) Of course when it came to classroom stuff, I was wild about singing.
Claudine Jones


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Scene4 Magazine — reView - review film, theatre, dance, music and other arts
Scene4 Magazine: "Biutiful", "Carancho", "Win Win" reviewed by Miles David Moore May 2011

FILM (Reviews)
Win Win

...Having done wrong, how do you atone for it?  Three recent films offer different visions of wrongdoing, at varying levels of magnitude, and reach different conclusions about the possibility of atonement
Miles David Moore

Scene4 Magaine - "Franz and the Real Girl - Balanchine's Coppélia" | Catherine Conway Honig | May 2011

Franz and the Real Girl

It is Balanchine's choreographic genius that makes Coppélia work its kind of magic. Recently restaged by the San Francisco Ballet, this is at once a traditional, three-act, full scale 19th century reconstruction and no ordinary story ballet.
Catherine Conway Honig

Scene4 Magazine: "Walking on the Edge of Water" reviewed by Ned Bobkoff May 2011

Walking On the Edge
of Water

.....Not all of the theatrical jumping off place was infused with disaster. Embedded in the dance drama  was the reflection on the necessity of clean fresh water. Life is fragile.
Ned Bobkoff

Scene4 Magazine: "Jaroon Chaijit - In Stone and Wood" | Janine Yasovant | May 2011

Jaroon Chaijit
In Stone and Wood

I have to thank Thailand's Songkran festival which gave me a chance to meet Jaroon Chaijit, renowned in the Thai world of sculpted art . He creates both wood and stone carvings and continuously exhibits his contemporary art works.
Janine Yasovant

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Scene4 Magazine — inPrint - downloads of plays and poetry
In This Issue

The Cry of the
North American Badger
Emotional, intellectual, and literary slavery—and 
the exhilaration that comes from (rephrasing Robert Frost) a momentary 
stay against convention.

David Alpaugh

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Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom -

Steiny Road to Operadom
Elena Ruehr's Cantata

This spring the Steiny Road Poet has had the occasion to enjoy the rich sound of large choral groups. This feast of many voices included the Heritage Signature Chorale (Washington, DC) which will be featured in Ysaye Barnwell's Fortune's Bones at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts early in 2012.
Karren Alenier

Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps

Life Among
the Heffalumps

My Dinner In Hell:
A Pompous Feast

I'm just back from my own funeral.  I thought it would be deadly. But it was ALIVE! Compared to when I recently dined with the poet Prunella, the queen of pomposity and Jeremiah, the dull prince of prickliness. To tell about it will be the most boring story ever told.  (I've changed the names to protect the, the pompous.)
Kathi Wolfe

Scene4 Magazine: Comics - "My Old Man - The Art of brotherly Love" Elliot Feldman May 2011

My Old Man!
The Art of Brotherly Love

A new series by Scene4's resident mad cartoonist
Elliot Feldman

Scene4 Magazine: "Tel Aviv, Israel 2000" | Griselda Steiner May 2011

Tel Aviv, Israel 2000

Prophets dream in the stratosphere
Where planes hide above the clouds
The Eldest's Daughter's voice
Louder than the engine's roar
Forgotten in the Holy Land

Griselda Steiner

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