Posts Tagged With: theater

L’AVANT-GARDE

 

“Avant-gardism is an addiction that can be appeased
only by a revolution in permanence.”

 

~ Harold Rosenberg ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in September 2017.


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PYSSE ME TALLOW

 

“Presume not that I am the thing I was.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a crop of an original photo of street art taken in Wiesbaden, Germany in June 2016.


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AMBIENCE

 

“Those who are finer and nobler
are always alone and necessarily so
and that because of this they can enjoy
the purity of their own atmosphere.”

 

~ Albert Einstein ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2016.


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LIFE

 

“If all we had were roses,
would the thorns then be beautiful?”

 

~ Kamand Kojouri ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in September 2017.


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VOLTAIRE

 

“IF THIS IS THE BEST OF POSSIBLE WORLDS, WHAT THEN ARE THE OTHERS?”

 

 

Today I have created a meme with three of my favourite quotes from the great French writer Voltaire. Wikipedia give this short description of him, if you need to refresh your memory:

“François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire was his nom de plume) was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.”

Voltaire lived a long, full and adventurous life. He is one of France”s most revered, respected and honoured writers. And he was a friend of Ben Franklin. Need I say more? His wit and his wisdom seem very appropriate in our day and age…

000 Voltaire Quotes


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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED

Ah, the things one finds lying about in hidden digital corners. In the spring of 1971 the Lynchburg College Drama Department staged a production of Stephen Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” I had started to do a bit of acting in the eighth grade and thought that it would be interesting to try it again after all those years. I tried out for this production and was cast as a Protean along with two other of my college friends. We also doubled as citizens in another scene or two. It was an enjoyable production and marked the end of my thespian ambitions until some 30 years later when I was to chosen play the role of Don Quixote in a German theatre group’s production of “The Man of La Mancha” that ended up never getting off the ground because the troupe broke up during rehearsals and I was intending to leave anyway because I wanted to get away from the unwanted advances of the woman who was directing the play. Now that’s a switch, isn’t it? Ah, theatrical life…always filled with thrills and intrigue…

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