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  • Joseph Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 82

    08/14/2017 8:05:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 13, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Joseph Bologna, an actor, playwright and screenwriter who was so memorable as the egotistical King Kaiser in the 1982 comedy classic My Favorite Year, has died. He was 82. Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, Calif. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago, said his wife of 52 years, actress and screenwriter Renee Taylor. Bologna received an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay, shared with his wife and David Zelag Goodman, for his work on Lovers and Other Strangers (1970). The couple had first written it for Broadway in a 1968 production directed by...
  • Edward Albee, Playwright of a Desperate Generation, Dies at 88

    09/16/2016 5:56:09 PM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/16/16 | Bruce Weber
    Edward Albee, widely considered the foremost American playwright of his generation, whose psychologically astute and piercing dramas explored the contentiousness of intimacy, the gap between self-delusion and truth and the roiling desperation beneath the facade of contemporary life, died Friday at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 88. His personal assistant, Jakob Holder, confirmed the death. Mr. Holder said he had died after a short illness. Mr. Albee’s career began after the death of Eugene O’Neill and after Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams had produced most of their best-known plays.From them he inherited the torch of American drama, carrying...
  • R. G. Armstrong – Character Actor Dead at 95

    07/29/2012 9:06:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    We Are Movie Geeks ^ | July 28, 2012 | Tom Stockman
    I know what you’re thinking: “Woah, that dude was still alive?”ťYeah, I assumed he had died long ago too, but what a career. A Sam Peckinpah regular, R. G. Armstrong had a familiar, grizzled face and appeared in tons of TV shows, westerns, action films, and quite a few horror roles beginning in the mid-1950s.
  • Converting Mamet

    05/14/2011 7:11:04 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May, 2011 | Andrew Ferguson
    Three decades ago David Mamet became known among the culture-consuming public for writing… […] And then Mamet thought some more, and looked in the mirror. “I never questioned my tribal assumption that Capitalism was bad,” he writes now, “although I, simultaneously, never acted upon these feelings.” He was always happy to cash a royalty check and made sure to insist on a licensing fee. “I supported myself, as do all those not on the government dole, through the operation of the Free Market.” He saw he was Talking Left and Living Right, a condition common among American liberals, particularly the...
  • America Supports You: Web Site Will Pay Tribute to Poet Warriors

    07/06/2005 5:46:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 346+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 6, 2005 | Terri Lukach
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2005 – Pfc. Jamie A. Goldstein so touched Kristin Johnson with his poem about the eagerness of soldiers in training to fight for their country that she dedicated a Web site to sharing his poems and the stories of other poet warriors. "I was just blown away by this wonderful poem," Johnson said. "The voice he puts to the military is so incredible." Johnson said Goldstein's poem inspired her to showcase his words and those of others like him. "The men and women of our armed forces are bright, intelligent and committed - especially those serving now...
  • Don Juan or Donna Juanita? Questions regarding "Man and Superman" by George Bernard Shaw.

    05/10/2005 10:30:32 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 2 replies · 343+ views
    5/10/05 | Jo Nuvark
    Vanity: Since I own a small theatre, it was necessary to read "Man and Superman" by George Bernard Shaw for a guest company. I came to the conclusion that the Ana character represents a feminine Don Juan. For this, I was soundly rebuked by my lettered friend. Of course I am not a philosopher, academic or intellectual, which gives me a clear advantage in reasoning. Ana was clever, mysterious, manipulative and a master at keeping men interested, in love and off balance. Even her mother was bewitched. She got her way without insulting a man. In fact, men willingly succummed...
  • Tony-Nominated Playwright Bryony Lavery Accused of Plagiarism

    09/25/2004 6:09:46 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 481+ views
    AP ^ | Sept. 25, 2004
    Tony-Nominated Playwright Bryony Lavery Accused of Plagiarism Sam Dolnick/ Associated Press Writer Sep 25, 2004 NEW YORK (AP) - English playwright Bryony Lavery has been accused of plagiarizing passages from a criminal psychiatrist and a magazine writer in her Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and his psychiatrist. Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell of The New Yorker said they had found at least 12 instances of plagiarism in "Frozen," which earned a Tony nomination for best play this year. Biographical and thematic details had also been taken from a New Yorker profile Gladwell wrote about Lewis in...
  • Tony Kushner, Radical Pragmatist

    12/31/2003 1:06:05 PM PST · by ArcLight · 6 replies · 225+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | November/December 2003 Issue | Interviewed By Ben Greenman
    <p>MJ: When was the last time that a belief in the system paid off?</p> <p>TK: It was the day they got that ******* Ten Commandments monument out of Alabama. I found that thrilling. With all the blows that the Bush administration has delivered to the separation of church and state -- we have a president who can't stop talking about his relationship to Jesus while he gleefully murders thousands of people -- it turns out that we still kind of get it.</p>
  • Columbia College Commencement Address - Tony Kushner (POMO NONSENSE - BARF ALERT!)

    06/09/2003 12:34:50 PM PDT · by MikalM · 9 replies · 598+ views
    Columbia University ^ | 6/01/03 | Tony Kushner
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE ADDRESS, Commencement June 1, 2003 Tony Kushner Thank you for this beautiful honor, and thank you for freeing me from the dark cave I've been sitting in all week; and by dark cave I mean a theater, I've been in the dark all week watching a director and designers and singers and crew try to put together an opera double bill for which I provided the English-language libretti.  Thank you for releasing me for the afternoon from that dark and anxiety-filled cavern of illusion and bidding me welcome to the bright daylight dazzle of your commencement, your impressive...