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Knowing That Failure is the Norm in Theatre is What Drove Moss Hart to Succeed

“Poverty was always a living and evil thing to me.”
Moss Hart (on his childhood in the Bronx and Brooklyn)

Before Moss Hart become the wonder boy of Broadway at age 26, before be would buy a farmhouse on 87 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and before he won a Pulitzer Prize in Drama, he was a young man working with the established playwright George S. 357 more words

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It's A Festival

A group of women friends recently chatted on the topic of play—you know, those carefree, lose-track-of-time, freed-from-rules-and-schedules activities many of us enjoyed as kids. We all admitted that even though we know play heals and restores, it’s harder to do at this stage of life. 369 more words

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Touchstone I: Elaboration

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One moment that has influenced my writing significantly was being required to write what is known as the “Extended Essay” my junior/senior year of high school. 768 more words

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Reclaiming the Term ‘Master Class’—Moss Hart Meeting George S. Kaufman

“If it is true that no more eager disciple ever sat at the feet of a teacher, it is equally true that no disciple was ever treated with more infinite patience and understanding.” 1,042 more words

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LEAVE is live on Amazon Prime!

Well, after a long, sometimes arduous, journey beginning way back in the summer of 2015, my vessel of a short film LEAVE – based upon… 238 more words

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How Playwright/Screenwriter Moss Hart Taught Himself How to Write

Playwright/screenwriter Moss Hart not only didn’t go to college, but he didn’t even finish high school. He grew up in “relative poverty” in the Bronx and at 17 was working in a fur vault in New York City spending his lunch breaks looking at the want ads. 422 more words

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Research Notes for Short Script

Initial Ideas.
– Creating a story that has a twist at the end, a turn of events for the audience. Wanting the content to challenge the audience, leaving questions and own creation of interpretations. 317 more words

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