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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


Summer at war

To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, BBC Radio 3 broadcast a series of essays entitled Minds At War. I have been listening to the podcasts on the way to work. 214 more words


Merry Mums enjoy Merry Wives

Apologies for my absence yesterday, another £1 in the pot to Unicef, but I was busy with a family friend and fellow mum, enjoying Shakespeare’s ‘The Merry Wives’, in the beautiful idyllic grounds of a boarding school in the heart of the British countryside. 363 more words


Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton

My Thoughts

Edith Wharton is one of my many favored authors. Her writing style appeals to my reading senses. Simple, restrained full of passion she sweeps me off my feet. 185 more words


"The Age of Innocence"

One movie I’ll watch over and over:  “The Age of Innocence,” directed by Martin Scorcese in 1993.  It’s a gorgeously realized version of the great novel by Edith Wharton. 202 more words

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Title: Ethan Frome
Author: Edith Wharton
Originally published: 1911
This is a top shelf book.

I love a good unhappy ending. It takes guts for someone to write a story that builds you up with all the hope in the world over one hundred pages then tear it away from you in only a few. 551 more words

Book Review

The Ghost Stories that Haunt Me

I joined a “Classic Ghost Stories” interest group recently (It’s called “The Classic Ghost Story Tradition” on Facebook, if you’re interested); the group focuses on “classic” ghost stories, those from the mostly British tradition written around the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries. 1,310 more words