Category Archives: Reviews

From the Bookshelf: Maya and the Book of Everything, by Laurie Graves

Imagination… In the beginning was the Word… Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy… If music be the food of love, play on,… How many stories are told and re-told. Borrowing from, or building … Continue reading

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Book Review: Myrtle the Purple Turtle, by Cynthia Reyes

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Did I say, “Beautiful!? Cynthia Reyes’ children’s book, Myrtle the Purple Turtle, is a beautiful story. How she symbolized her daughter’s childhood experience of shame of being different is beautiful. Her resolution of the callousness of bullies … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Native Gardens

I recently had a discussion with a fellow blogger about how we write around personal issues. Our generation does not often openly release posts about distressing events. We are more likely to write about pleasant activities. This is not to … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare loved his women.  Beyond rumours of his lusty affairs, his plays female characters in Shakespeare’s comedies often trump the men’s powerless grasp at authority, witless charm, and drunken stupor.  Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing rises to the top … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Peter and the Starcatcher

I did not spend a lot of my childhood with children’s stories.  Peter Pan might have been the Disney version which I might have watched.  But, I do not truly know whether I saw it.  My friends must have, for … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Introspection on Three Plays

The theatre season has come to an end this Spring. So many shows, so little time to write about them. Thus, with three un-reviewed play programs stationed at my writing spot, I contemplated what they had in common. Intelligence, A … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Fair Maid of the Exchange

We like to make events out of premiers. The opening weekend of movies, we track how many millions of dollars of revenue they bring in (compared to how many hundreds of millions they required to produce). When a world or … Continue reading

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