Category Archive: theater

CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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Horizontal Collaboration: The Erotic World of Paris, 1920–1946, by Mel Gordon @ NYJB

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Horizontal Collaboration, by Mel Gordon is “an illuminating linguistic, cartographic, and historical exploration of Parisian lusts.”

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The R. Douglas Jacobs Interview

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I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.

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CCLaP Fridays: Five Bullets, by Larry Duberstein

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Five Bullets, by Larry Duberstein, reads like a mashup between Mad Men, Schindler’s List, and Titus Andronicus.

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Commonplace Book: Belize describes Heaven to Roy Cohn

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A final hurray to MP Johnson Week with an excerpt from Angels in America, by Tony Kushner. The Characters BELIZE, a former drag queen and former lover of Prior’s. A registered nurse. Belize’s… Continue reading

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Commonplace Book: Tennessee Williams and the importance of queens to American culture

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“Just imagine this place without queens in it. It would be absolutely barbaric.” — Candy from “And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens …” (circa 1970, unpublished one-act play), by Tennessee Williams

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On Being Human Redux: Further looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity

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On Being Human Redux is an essay series that looks at serial killers, clones, the Culture series, a Beckett play, bunnies in Beatrix Potter and Richard Adams, and adroids.

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Commonplace Book: “It’s Medieval”

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Aaronow doesn’t think they’re serious about cutting the sales force. Moss disagrees.

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Commonplace Book: Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett

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An excerpt from Sam Beckett’s tragicomedy, Waiting for Godot.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Nazi Seance, by Arthur J. Magida

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This week at CCLaP I review “The Nazi Seance” by Arthur J. Magida, in which a famous mind reader hides his Jewish identity as he consorts with Nazis.

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