Tag Archives: Playwright

Vision Strikes Its Pose

Always insight be it on stage or on screen, there’s a lot that goes into being a costume designer, right? Vision Strikes Its Pose by Michael Romani To design, to tell a story A costume in all its glory Accents … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: To Write Well, Live Well

“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.” – Francoise Sagan, playwright and novelist (21 Jun 1935-2004)      

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Richard Steele – The Spectator Club

Living from approximately March 12, 1672 through September 1, 1729, Sir Richard Steele  was an Irish writer, playwright and politician remembered primarily for co-founding along with his friend, Joseph Addison, several magazines including The Tatler and The Spectator. You may read The Spectator Club … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Molière – Tartuffe

Born on January 15, 1622, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, was best known by his stage name Moliere and became famed as a French playwright and actor prior to death on February 17, 1673.  He is considered by man as one of the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Christopher Marlowe – Edward II

On February 26, 1564, the English playwright, poet and translator, Christopher Marlowe was born.  Before his death on May 30, 1593, Marlowe had become the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day.  It is touted that he was a great inspiration … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Pierre Corneille – Polyeucte

Following along with this tutorial, it’s time for a further reading of Polyeucte by Pierre Corneille.  Aloha Promises Forever has already discussed this play and the life and legacy of Corneille elsewhere.  But, remaining faithful to the tutorial and for the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With The Harvard Classics: Aristophanes – The Frogs

Born in approximately 446 B.C, the Athenian comic playwright Aristophanes survived the ages with 11 of his 40 plays stilly fairly extant despite having passed away in 386 B.C.  These are the only real remaining examples of ‘Old Comedy’ and … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Poetry of Robert Browning

The English poet and playwright Robert Browning was born May 7, 1812 and passed on December 12, 1889. We have previously discussed Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Victorian age poetry and his mastery of dramatic monologue.  Please see the prior … 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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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Sir Walter Scott – Thomas Carlyle

Born on December 4, 1795, Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, and mathematician before passing on  February 5, 1881.   He was a gifted lecturer who provided many varied insights during the Victorian age.  One … Continue reading

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