I'd been planning to see Dune opening weekend at the theater, but then after slicing my thumb open and being put on some painkillers that recommend you don't drive while on 'em...well, that plan went a bit bust. But I gotta admit a bit of relief that it didn't happen quite that way, because I … Continue reading Finally got to see Dune (Part 1)… & it was definitely worth the wait to me.
I wasn't expecting my well... expectations, for lack of a better word, to change so drastically thanks to just some random browsing online in between work call-ins, power outages, and migraines. And today I overhauled my reading schedule to take advantage of my new plans. Now, I've written a little before about the 1984 film … Continue reading A piece of music & a film trailer have made my imagination very busy this past week & change…
It's really strange how some of these things come about, but I do know part of what started it was browsing the Chaos Lord's domain: YouTube. You know how it works. You click on a vid to watch or listen to, there's a bunch of suggestions on the side, and before you know it you've … Continue reading I found myself fascinated with musical theater within 48 hours. How the hell did THAT happen?
My Copy: 9780684829579 (image from bn.com) I had a hard time getting through this slim volume because there was just so much to it. The writing style is pretty lofty for those who aren't expecting it, and the first few pages could throw you for a loop. I still got sucked in anyway, because it … Continue reading The Empty Space, A book about the theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate, by Peter Brook
My Copy: 9781559363822 (image from bn.com) I've tried my hand at reading plays (other than Shakespeare's) before, and one David Mamet already (Glengarry Glen Ross). This one's pretty hyper and intense, published in 2010. Race has four people in the whole play: Jack and Henry, a white and black lawyer respectively, their go-fer and law … Continue reading Race, by David Mamet
My Copy: 9781593082352 (image from Amazon.com) There are two plays in particular by Sophocles that most Americans have been subjected to in high school. Either it was Oedipus The King (aka, Oedipus Rex) or Antigone (which was actually written first). My school had us read Antigone, and eventually I’ll get to that one. But the story … Continue reading Three Theban Plays: Oedipus The King, by Sophocles