Tag Archives: Drama

Monsters As Metaphors

Mankind’s monsters are a touchstone for the destruction we wage against ourselves and all of nature at times. Monsters As Metaphors by Michael Romani Monsters as metaphor creates the drama In a society’s psyche riddled with trauma Impulsively, completely aware … Continue reading

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Be True

The Bard said and we’ve all felt it.  The Bible says it too.  Truth shall set us free, right? Be True by Michael Romani There is a secret to life Where we persist through strife That is to always be … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Forgiveness

Turns out that forgiving is the healthy thing to do, not just for others, but for yourself as well: On the Importance of Forgiveness by Michael Romani Emotional blockages put us ill at ease And this manifests itself in physical … Continue reading

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If We Would Wish To Heal

Playing a bit of catch up from yesterday in that my life changed dramatically and not for the better, I am combining the sixth day of Na/GloPoWriMo’s goal of a poem about if and the woulds, coulds, and shoulds of … Continue reading

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The Root Cause

Continuing in my series pertinent to things going on with my health, the influences of someone proving to be very special to me and my advocation of the integration of more traditional medical perspectives into the Western Medicine I have … Continue reading

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Your Knight and Vagabond

Conversation starter kept on a echo of same things said.  Mostly, I suppose cause it’s what’s stuck in my head lately.  How does one move beyond square one when to move requires another to have the confidence needed to make … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Dryden – All For Love, Act III

It is said that Mark Antony offered Cæsar his crown at Rome on February 15, 44 B. C. We have previously discussed the life and legacy of English poet and playwright, John Dryden.  We have also discussed All For Love.  This … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Euripides – The Bacchae

Born in approximately 480 BC, the Athenian tragedian Euripides from who approximately 18-19 extant plays of his approximately 92-95 dramas have survived.  He along with Aeschylus and Sophocles are most of what we know of ancient Greek drama.  Euripides has … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Shoemaker’s Holiday – Thomas Dekker

The English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer, Thomas Dekker, was born in approximately 1572 and lived until August 25, 1632.  During his busy life, he was a versatile and prolific writer for several decades.  This brought him into the lives of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Wilhelm Tell – Friedrich von Schiller

The legendary date on which Tell shot an apple off the head of his son with an arrow was November 18, 1307   “Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth … Continue reading

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