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Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama, Vol I, Introduction: Orientations, C: Objections

[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. 

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Quick Update and Alzheimer's Longest Day Event

I get emails from the Alzheimer’s Association and I have liked their Facebook page, so I get posts there as well.  I try to stay on top of what is going on in the world of Alzheimer’s Research.  471 more words

Blue Barn Theatre Takes Final Bow in Current Location with Classic American Drama

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Show Dates:  May 7-June 7

Show Times:  Thurs-Sat and Sunday, May 30 at 7:30pm.  Sunday, May 17 and Sunday, June 7 at 6pm. 232 more words


Theatre is Ephemeral

Unlike studio-recorded music, or movies or visual art, theatre and live performances are ephemeral. There may be many hours of practice and work before the event, but once the performance is over, it cannot be recaptured. 214 more words


day twelve: our town

Author: Thornton Wilder

Published: 1938

Synopsis: the stage-manager of ‘Our Town’ narrates the story of Grover’s Corners, a fictional sm(all)-American town, between 1901 and 1913. It tracks the growth, departures, and deaths of two neighbouring families through the slowly burgeoning relationship between high-school sweethearts George Gibbs and Emily Webb. 89 more words


Brutal Brutus

“There is no need for me to curse you -the murderer survives the victim only to learn that it was himself that he longed to be rid of.  156 more words


CHICAGO: Goodman announces 2015-16 Schedule with works by Bernstein, Hansberry, Wilder

In Chicago, Artistic Director Robert Falls revealed the wide range of stories and voices that comprise Goodman Theatre’s upcoming 2015/2016 Season—a “Big—Bold—Brilliant” line-up beginning September 2015. 2,803 more words