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Chekhov in Vermont

I have had the pleasure of working with Randolyn Zinn and The Living Room Theatre on a few projects. They have developed their own type of site-specific theatre at the Park McCullough House in North Bennington, VT over the past couple summers. 48 more words


Pretension and self-absorption

Wayne Macauley writes Australian fiction that has a slightly mythical quality to it, and in this sense one could compare it to Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet… 305 more words


in a curl of dust the wind sweeps from sight molted tears feather-light searing fresh new tissue naked rivulets wet pulses that taste each molecule of air and summon from the fathoms of her heart feasts of memory laughter the heat of the sun an infant’s song the kissing sea a fevered sleep… 37 more words


A Chekhov Farce and a Wharton Delicacy from Pythagoras Theatre Works in West Stockbridge

The Bear (of the Berkshires) & The Rembrandt at Pythagoras Theatre Works
Theatre Review by Gail M. Burns

Do not get confused and go, as I initially did, to the building the town of West Stockbridge, MA, currently uses as its town hall. 1,137 more words


Make up a story

For the Poetic Asides prompt this week, we are to

write a poem in which you’ve imagined a story for a stranger. Maybe someone you see on public transportation, a couple at the laundromat, or a neighbor.

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A legend on the art of writing dialogue

“Predictability is the death of suspense and therefore drama. Good dialogue is unpredictable. Lines that elicit only predictable answers, gestures that duplicate what has already been conveyed by other means, are dead and should be eliminated. 150 more words

Short Stories, Anton Chekhov

Paperback, 384 pages

W.W Norton & Company, originally published 1932

The House with the Mansard (An Artist’s Story)

This is one of my most re-read of Chekhov’s stories, dealing as it does not only with the very Chekhovian theme of opportunity wasted due to misunderstanding, but casting it into the story of the artist. 1,093 more words