If you were to watch Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “The Skin of Our Teeth” and not fully grasp what is happening, no worries, you aren’t alone. 797 more words
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On the occasion of the Bookshop’s twentieth anniversary in 1936, the Daily Hampshire Gazette printed a historical summary written by co-founder and manager Marion Dodd. Included was a list of more than fifty poets, playwrights, critics, or academics whose presentations in Northampton were produced by HBS. 249 more words
On Monday evening Sarah and I went to a Death Café – which had nothing at all to do with salmonella sandwiches or arsenic-laced americanos. Rather it was a gathering of 20 or 30 strangers who had come together to drink coffee, eat cake and talk about one of the least-discussed topics in today’s society, death. 678 more words
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[A]fter Hegel, drama is bound to be destroyed, since all ideals will be absorbed into material reality and all tension lost in the “one-dimensional” world. The few examples we have chosen have already shown that this fear is groundless, however the continuing tension is interpreted – whether as a contradiction that must undermine existence itself or as a mystery that imparts meaning and inner satisfaction to what seems unimportant and even intolerable.