Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Child’s Play

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:19 AM

From a search for Child's Play in this journal —

See also the previous post.

"In pascuis herbarum adclinavit me."

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Relax, He Said

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:15 PM

From the online New York Times  this afternoon

James Houghton, the founder and, until recently, the artistic director of the Signature Theater Company, one of Off Broadway’s essential nonprofit theaters and perhaps the nation’s leading safe house for playwrights, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 57. ….

From 2006 until his death, he was director of the drama division at the Juilliard School, which was founded in 1968  by John Houseman. Like Professor Kingsfield, the Harvard law scholar famously played by Houseman in the 1973 film “The Paper Chase,” the drama division was long known for its emphasis on discipline and for upholding rigorous standards that kept the pressure on the small number of students who were admitted after auditions. (In 2016 there 2,000 applicants for 18 spots.)

Mr. Houghton altered the Juilliard audition process and is credited with relaxing the atmosphere of the program. ….

“I don’t think there was anyone in the theater community more beloved than Jim,” the playwright Tony Kushner wrote in an email ….

— Bruce Weber

Related theater — Child's Play.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Requiem for an Actress

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:15 PM

The New York Times  this evening on the late Rita Gam:

"After generally being typecast in supporting roles
in two dozen films for what Life described as
'her sultry face and insinuating voice,' she recalled
in 1992, 'I looked into the black pit at 40 and
wondered, what do I do for an encore?' "

See also Sidney Lumet in this journal as well as
"Some cartoon graveyards are better than others."

The Play’s the Thing

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:45 PM

Monday, February 23, 2015

Symbolic Poetry*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:00 AM

“When life itself seems lunatic,
who knows where madness lies?

Man of La Mancha

Windmill of Time and Diamond of Eternity

Perhaps the late Sidney Lumet?

           The setting for the Sidney Lumet film "Deathtrap" (1982)

* Continued from yesterday's Backstory and Sermon.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Grids and Space

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

In honor of the late Sidney Lumet

(See Makom Kadosh , April 9, 2011.)

IMAGE- Christopher Reeve in the 1982 film 'Deathtrap,' illustrating concepts of space

Friday, April 29, 2011

Times Square Church

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:11 PM

"For Mr. Lumet, location mattered deeply."

April 9th online New York Times

"That old Jew gave me this here."

A Flag for Sunrise



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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Makom Kadosh

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Click to enlarge.


See also "Jammer + space" in this journal.

"For Mr. Lumet, location mattered deeply." — Today's online New York Times

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