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Theatre Review(s): “All the Way” and “Henry V”

  I have commented before that having Shakespeare’s history plays, of Roman and English leaders, I do not need much more to understand history and politics.  A month or so back, we saw a new play, All the Way, at … Continue reading

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Brown Sign: Gaugauin to Picasso, at the Phillips Collection

In my last post, Traveling in the Age of ISIS, I made a reference to art of Impressionist to Modernists painters, and how their world, as ours, was shattered by world events.  While my thoughts were influenced by our holiday … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Henry VI, Part 1

If Shakespeare wrote poorly, Henry VI, Part 1 would demonstrate this. Harold Bloom (The Invention of the Human) attributed this to Shakespeare cutting his teeth in the theatre, as Henry VI, Part 1 is one of his earlier plays. Possibly, Shakespeare was … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 10, Jesus’ Conflict with the Jewish Leaders

The prophecies which Jesus had been making regarding his arrest, death, and resurrection become actions as Passover approaches.  First he must enter Jerusalem.  Triumphal entries of kings was a tradition in Rome.  About 100 hundred triumphal arches were errected in … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 9, Jesus’ Ministry Around Perea

Jesus had been performing healing throughout his ministry. At times, people seeking him out appeared more interested in relief from their afflictions than to hear his teaching. These ranged from elimination of life long conditions, such as blindness and not … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 8: Jesus’ Ministry in Judea

Jesus and the Gospel writers use metaphorical images throughout the narratives of his life. John opens with the comparison of Jesus to language, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 7: Jesus’ Ministry Around Galilee

Jesus had defied physics before, commanding the storm to calm a few episodes back. Two events in this section of Jesus’ ministry should make for great paintings, but I could not find any in the books I have for Rome: … Continue reading

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