Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reprise: The attack of the snatchers

~~It’s that day again–Black Friday.  And I am home, of course. Yesterday, over Thanksgiving dinner with friends, we started a silly little game of mentioning the things we would wait in line for, even scantily clothed and in the cold … Continue reading

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The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov by James Steffen

~~Sergei Paradjanov was one of the most original film-makers of Soviet cinema. He was also one of the most vulnerable to ideological assaults that tried to interpret his illusive, highly stylized body of work to fit a certain agenda. These … Continue reading

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Mnatsortats in English–at last

Yes, that’s the most immediate and authentic response which a friend posted on FB:  “At last, at last,” he wrote.  Indeed, some eighty years after its writing, Hagop Oshagan’s Mnatsortats has seen the light of day in a magnificent translation … Continue reading

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First loves: Gare St Lazare Players Ireland does Godot in Boston

This afternoon, as the lights of the Paramount went on for the intermission of the last Boston performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, the woman in the seat in front of me turned round and said, “I thought the … Continue reading

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