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October 2013

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Necro-Political Theatre
Michael Bettencourt
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This scramble to (re)direct the peoples'
 gaze toward the meaning of 9/11 reaches
something of a frenzy each year in NY.
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Millionaires and Hookers
 Arthur Meiselman
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Pay-for-sex is almost as old as human history.
 As someone once said, "everything is 90%
 about sex and 10% about nothing else."

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Getting Close
Nathan Thomas
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Recently, I've been enjoying comic books
 less and less.  And I've wondered why.
 It took some time, but I figured it out.

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A Small Medium At Large
Les Marcott
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Ah…the dog days of summer.  Where did
 that term even come from?  One
 explanation, an ancient Roman practice.
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It's an Additive—Not a Primary
Claudine Jones
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 Well, I'm in it. I've started an online spat
 with a fellow thespian. She loves a current
 production of The Rainmaker.

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Woody Allen's BLUE JASMINE reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine Octoberber 2013

FILM (review)
Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen's homage to A Streetcar Named Desire is
well made and brilliantly acted.

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Miles David Moore

SAN FRANCISCO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL  reviewed by Catherine Conway Honig  Scene4 magazine-October 2013

The Ephemeral On Film

San Francisco Dance Film Festival celebrates dance films and videos. Three-D technology could be the single greatest innovation in the history of dance documentation.
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Catherine Conway Honig

MERET OPPENHEIM A profile by Renate Stendhal  Scene4 Magazine-October 2013

Meret Oppenheim

Young fame often carries a shadow. In Meret Oppenheim's case the question was whether she was really an artist or whether one celebrated object and her beauty were all she had.
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Renate Stendhal

Call of the Sirens
Around Italy's Sorrento coastline is a fishing village known as Crapolla, a name Americans find exceedingly funny because it sounds so scatological.
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Karren LaLonde Alenier

Remembering the Great Heldentenors

100 years of incredible voices
 performing grand music.

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Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

My Old Man!
An ongoing series by
Scene4's resident and mahjong-obsessed mad cartoonist.

Chortling begins here...
Elliot Feldman

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REMEMBERING THE GREAT HELDENTENORS  A Profile by Carla Maria Süllwold  Scene4 Magazine-October 2013
REMEMBRANCES Comics by Elliot Feldman  Scene4 Magazine October 2013
KITIKONG TILOKWATTANOTAI his life and work  Janine Yasovant  October 2013

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Bodies, Bathing Beauties, Feminism, Oh My!
Would Whitman's " body electric" have sung for him as it did for me when I learned that an open lesbian was a contestant this year in the Miss South Carolina pageant?
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Kathi Wolfe

Arts of Thailand
Kitikong Tilokwattanotai
A highly regarded Thai artist and printmaker talks about his life and his work.
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Janine Yasovant
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Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Refractions. The Photography of Jon Rendell  Scene4 Magazine - October 2013
Refractions. The Photography of Jon Rendell  Scene4 Magazine - October 2013
Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts

The Photography of Jon Rendell

Perspectives-Images The Various Elements of Parchesi  The Art of David Wiley  Scene4 Magazine October 2013

The Various Elements of Parchesi/
Checkmarks on a List for Eternity

The Art of David Wiley

SANCTUARY Griselda Steiner Scene4 Magazine  October 2013

Sanctuary  Griselda Steiner
Seeking sanctuary
I yearn for the words of a Gypsy woman

The Ballad of Sandy Hook  Patrick Walsh
Who killed those twenty kids?
Who and tell me why they did?.

Dream Work  Kathi Wolfe
The fleet-footed black bear
dancing on the beach
with the love of your life


Snake Eyes  Arthur Meiselman 
Mr. Joe Caswell is a not too old, not too young man, easy to smile, easy to laugh, quick to anger. Mr. Joe Caswell is a consumer and dismisser of most things, especially people.


Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 | www.scene4.comUndress 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 | October 2013 | www.scene4.comThe 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 to stop the expression of the gene. What are they going to do?

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 |



Gallery Going **
Art galleries are very much like theatres, with the same blessings and drawbacks.

Macho Zone **
It is such a gift to have the chance to be at the center of a universe.

Benedictine Theatre
I am trying to find a place where Jeremiah and Buddha can converse.

"Human nature" is an ideological argument, not a biological one.

The Fallen Ice Cream Cone
This is a definition of real theatre.

Old Lady on the Ten-Speed
This is another definition of real theatre.





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Three Plays without Words
No 2: The Mazurka

There are no words or props in this play. The actions of the performer are slightly slower and more exaggerated than in real life and become even slower as the play progresses. The scenes are enacted to the accompaniment of the suggested pieces of music, preferably performed live.

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