Category Archives: Entertainment

HOTEL RITUALS

Over the centuries, hotels have gone by many names.  In ancient times, when people parked their horses at nearby stables, they were known as inns.  Inns probably weren’t the most attractive places, although travelers, no doubt, glad to have places … Continue reading

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MAMET IS RIGHT, UP TO A POINT

A recent controversy arose when playwright David Mamet threatened to fine  Outvisable Theatre of Detroit in the event that talkbacks were held after performances of his play Oleanna.  Such a measure by Mamet was heavyhanded, as is so much that … Continue reading

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

After a prolonged battle with Hollywood powers over his last film, Margaret, playwright-screenwriter-director Kenneth Lonergan returns to the screen with Manchester by the Sea.  Hollywood ways and theatre ways of working do not jibe, and Lonergan, in the Margaret battle, … Continue reading

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DAVID MAMET

I’ve gone through stages with David Mamet the same as I’ve gone through with Mike Tyson.  Back when Tyson was the best heavyweight, when he floored Michael Spinks in a few seconds, I was a fan.  When Tyson got violent … Continue reading

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BAKEOFF

A Tragedy in One Act by Charles Lupia, which should be shorter Dramatis Personae BILL CLINTON, former U.S. president MELANIA TRUMP, former model MICHELLE OBAMA, former hospital administrator DAN RATHER, TV anchor Place: A TV studio. Time: Autumn, 2016.  Evening. … Continue reading

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SHAKESPEARE’S MUSICALITY

A lot has been written over the centuries about Shakespeare’s musicality.  Over one hundred songs with lyrics by him have survived.  We know that as a professional actor in his time, he played musical instruments.  A snide comment made by … Continue reading

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EARTH TO ECHO, A REVIEW

I went to see Earth to Echo the other night.  I’m accustomed to seeing a long line of previews before the feature film starts.  One sequence I was pulled into.  Boys of about 13 were video recording interviews of themselves.  … Continue reading

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