- Lockheed 52
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- Acchan (my daddy)
- Corporate Watchdaaawwgs
- We Players Theater
Where I'm At, possibly
Take the Red Pill
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- Truth Out
- Take Back the Media
- Open Secrets
- Observatoire Francais des Medias
Take a Chill Pill
Kindred Kind Souls
I had to use the r-word because that's what I believe in. The word can scare, it can alienate. I want to define my version of it, so it doesn't scare or alienate, and if it still does, tough shit. This is my blog, and my world. The only rule I'm giving myself is that I have to use the word revolution at least once in every blog. And I've already broken that one.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Well I can't keep running through our conversation this morning and scripting my responses to her accusations.
Damn you blog, you're supposed to release me.
And boy were they accusations. I don't think she sees any of it as her responsibility. It's all my fault. Why should I take that? Why should I waste my time on that? Loyalty? Guilt? Debt?
Disgruntled and unbalanced I am. Hungry I am too. Perhaps that has something to do with it. Looking forward to 7:15.
Nina i know you won't read this but if you do, know that I am tied to you as a sister by destiny, but there is only so much i can pretend.
Sunday, December 21, 2003
lysistrata project: march 3?
global. the act was the protest itself. spelled out in other literature. can it be done without spelling out?
taking the steps of the temple staging it as part of the real takeover of a building.
examples of extremes. Cherrie Moraga or Naomi Wallace...(One Flea Spare and??), Victory, as examples of the right synthesis of the two.. but thats still number 2.
Friday, December 19, 2003
so theres still a chance i can enter a paper for the performance conference. what the hell am i going to write about? some brainstorm.
ask. state. demand. terrorists. falsely accused. transport to situation. how to turn it into action.
gah. cant do it without some kind of guidelines. will wait for more info from kk.
Saturday, December 06, 2003
Became a recognized actor shortly after David Garrick also rising to fame. Garrick is a cad. Support to Sheridan later in life.
1789-1843 In London Patent theaters, monopoly, legitimate plays, etc.
1788 Enabling Act gives magistrates authority to basically censor.
Lord Chamberlain censoring dude
1808 In London, destruction by fire of patent theaters
Faust, Goethe. Tragedy or Musical Comedy? "A Romantic masterwork precisely because it explores a wide variety of polar opposites without resolving them." "Blending of northern European and Greco-Roman mythology"
God. Human Nature. Death. Education. Witchcraft.
Laudunum. Opium in water. Renaissance version of aspirin, also suicide tool.
Poodles are large shaggy dogs, not little bubbles of hair tied up with silk ribbons.
Walpurgis Night is the eve of May Day, sort of like Halloween. Goethe spent a memorable Walpurgis Night of devil worship in the Harz mountains.
Other important versions, Christopher Marlowe, Gertrude Stein, Liszt (musical)
Good study guide for Faust: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/hum_303/faust.html
1802 Hugo born
Minstrel theater, arose between 1822 and 1828?, spike lee
1822 V Hugo publishes his first volume of poetry.
Victor Hugo super political Bohemian dramatic poet
1830 wrote Hernani which marked the triumph of Romanticism over Traditionalism. 1853 Up yours Napoleon.
1885 Hugo dies.
Saxe Meinigen, Duke Georg II (1826-1914). BIG supporter of the arts. Meiningen principles like decor shouldnt overshadow content, big actors should sometimes take little parts, want well-researched true to form theater. But still had elaborate stage sets.
Didn't want war and larger empire. Couldnt reign in Wilhelm II. Warned Orchestra. died on June 25th, Sarajevo shots heard at his funeral on J 28th.
1866 Decisive break in culture? Meiningen takeover, the M actors are coming to town! (travel facilitated by Ludwig Chronegk, helped also by M's third wife, an actress)
1879 Doll's House.
Henrik Ibsen, Theater as literature starts now, people buying and reading plays, not just going to them.
Earnest, 1895, Oscar Wilde. Bunburying equivalent in his life? His mom wrote under pseudonym, someone else got in trouble, she stood up for him and claimed blame, never got charged. Oscar Wilde never left country though he could, didn't run away from his charges, like his mama.
Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov, 1904. His plays are written as comedies!!! Peer and friend of Stanislavsky though they often disagreed. Son of a peasant, evicted by Lopakhin equivalent,
Turgenev, Nihilist, Anarchist, Communist??