Lawrence Sail's poetry is noted for its scrupulous combination of close observation and broader reflections. In Guises he builds on the strengths of twelve previous collections, writing 'in praise of perception', which brings its own challenges and delights, embodied in the shifts and layers of language. A sense of the precious and the precarious informs poems with widely differing subjects and settings. There is, too, a new awareness of the threat to the sumptuousness of the natural world posed by human profligacy. Sounding the provisional nature of our earth-bound experiences, Sail knows the closeness of eulogy to elegy, and his poems celebrating the immediacy of human affections and experience sit aptly alongside those remembering friends who have died. Forty-six years on from the publication of Sail's first book, Guises offers the fruits of fullness.
Playwright David Fishelson has adapted Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece The Brothers Karamazov into a spellbinding full-cast drama. The passionate Karamazov brothers spring to life, led by their rogue of a father, who entertains himself by drinking, womanizing, and pitting his three sons against each other. The men have plenty to fight over, including the alluring Grushenka.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
John de Lancie as Ivan Karamazov
Sharon Gless as Grushenka
Arye Gross as Alyosha Karamazov
Harry Hamlin as Dmitry Karamazov
Kaitlin Hopkins as Katerina
Joseph Mascolo as Fyodor
Richard Hoyt Miller as Miusov/Waiter/Mussyalovich/Judge Sergeant
John Randolph as Zossima/Visitor
John Rubinstein as Smerdyakov
Tom Virtue as Father Joseph/Pawnbroker/Vrublevsky/Prosecutor/Coachman
Ping Wu as Rakitin/Father Paissy/Innkeeper/Defense Attorney
Directed by David Fishelson. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in June of 1994.
This surprisingly explicit sample of Victorian erotica follows the sexual awakening and subsequent adventures of its author, Kate Percival, the "belle of the Delaware." Content warning: this one is definitely NC-17 rated. (Summary by wildemoose)Cast:
Kate Percival: Arielle LipshawHarry Percival: AnthonyLaura: Roseanne SchmidtClarence: Peter YearsleyAmy: EstherCordelia: Kara ShallenbergMargaret: KalyndaHelen: SusannaGeorge: David LawrenceHarriet: AvailleEmmeline: Elizabeth KlettFlorence: Miriam Esther GoldmanHorace: Mark F. SmithOlivia: LilianaValeRose: Linda AndrusEudoxie: Nadine Eckert-BouletRalph: Barry EadsHarry Duval: Denny SayersAudio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw
“The only Vietnam plays to appear on Broadway while the war was raging” from the Tony Award–winning playwright of Hurlyburly (Observer). David Rabe has been a major voice and crucial force in American drama since 1971 when, in the midst of the Vietnam War, he startled the nation with The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. The story of a native recruit’s initiation into war, it is by turns brutal and hilarious. It won the young playwright an Obie and was hailed by The New York Times as “rich humor, irony, and insight.” More than four decades later, Rabe continues to be one of our most compelling dramatists. In this, the first of two volumes of The Vietnam Plays, Pavlo Hummel is paired with the equally intense Sticks and Bones, in which a blinded Vietnam veteran returns home numbed by the war and is astonished by his family’s inability to comprehend their country’s politics and his rage. “Pavlo won Al Pacino a Tony, and Sticks and Bones won one for its Harriet, Elizabeth Wilson—plus a nomination for its Oz, Tom Aldredge. It also won the Best Play Tony” (Observer). “Defies a million slogans to become a contemporary masterpiece.” —The Harvard Crimson on The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel “Sticks and Bones is still a searing critique of America’s willful ignorance in the face of an ultra-violent international war machine operating in our name.” —TheaterMania “This scalding work scores direct hits on the stubborn obliviousness of the folks back home to the realities of that dirtiest of 20th century wars.” —The Hollywood Reporter on Sticks and Bones
Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as the ‘go-to’ place for entertainment and has been for decades. When there really did seem to be more stars in Hollywood than in Heaven Hollywood Stage had them performing films as radio plays – on the sponsors dime of course. Classic films now become audiobooks with many featuring the original stars from way back when. Here's The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Leslie Howard & Olivia de Havilland.
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