And apparently the book – a branding campaign, via Nike’s ad firm Wieden + Kennedy – isn’t too terrible: “Lady Madeline Parker flees the pending oppression of a loveless marriage, taking a job in a seaside tavern under the cloak of anonymity. She soon meets Harland, a bespectacled sailor with a mysterious past.”
“Just as it is inaccurate and unfair to dismiss all Broadway shows as escapist (as some serious theatremakers who don’t go to Broadway sometimes do), so there are no easy assumptions to make about plays versus musicals. Not all musicals are escapist fare; and not all escapist shows are musicals. Not all straight plays are socially engaged. Not all socially engaged shows are straight plays. It’s true that all four of the Best Play Tony nominees this year are socially conscious, but three of the four Best Musical nominees also have socially conscious elements.”
Ken Fischer is “one of the most generous individuals in the field and one of the individuals with the biggest hearts. Nothing makes him happier than connecting people, but more importantly, connecting young leaders in the field and encouraging and facilitating their growth. It doesn’t matter what point they are at in their career, he’ll always go out of the way to make sure young people are introduced to leaders in the industry and that he is endorsing them.”
Measuring 26 feet (eight metres) in diameter, the pool of water spins in a vortex that appears to collapse at its centre and descend into the ground. The artwork is surrounded by a railing, allowing viewers to peer down into the ominous whirlpool.
For years, Barlow explains, ‘I was battling with, “When is a work finished?”. So, my awareness that there is nothing permanent in the urban environment – in a sense, the work was already reflecting that. Its political content, if you like, is about the lack of permanence, the lack of consistency, the fragility of life.’
While the idea of a lost Shakespeare play is devastating to many, it’s not the only play believed to have existed by the Bard that we no longer have access to, and the two “known” lost plays may not be the only ones out there.
How? Maybe just luck (there haven’t been high-profile suicides or murders on Twitch, unlike Facebook Live, for instance), and maybe the way Jeff Bezos is obsessed with managing the company’s “cool” look.
With panic about a large drop among museum-going among, especially, Millennials, it’s time to engage with technology. “Museums must find new ways to engage and excite visitors. The growing slew of digital entertainment options wrestling for our attention may be part of the problem for museums, but for many institutions, digital technology also offers a potential solution. Charged with the crucial task of preserving our past, museums must now navigate the future.”
Some of the programs are for active military members and their families as well. “There’s the theater program geared to military families in North Carolina, art-making classes for veterans in Salt Lake City and Shakespeare productions staffed by veterans in Los Angeles — not to mention a beloved children’s theater program based in Missoula, Mont., that organizes productions at far-flung U.S. military installations around the world. These are just a few of the programs the NEA has helped fund.”
The person who made the complaint said, “I simply believed that the comments made by Fry on RTÉ were criminal blasphemy and that I was doing my civic duty by reporting a crime.” Turns out that “Under Ireland’s Defamation Act 2009 a person who publishes or utters blasphemous material ‘shall be guilty of an offence.’ A conviction can lead to a fine of up to €25,000.”
In other words: Use Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and other social (and non-social) media to document stories of protest and stories of even small wins. “It is inviting and contagious for those who share views — seeing enough notes and posters in public makes it more welcoming to add your own. Visible support for a cause can translate into momentum.”
Before conducting the heck out of Schubert’s First Symphony, written when he was of a similar age to the student who was killed, Dudamel “said the violence in Venezuela is unacceptable, and he dedicated the concert to the slain student and to all the victims of violence. ‘We play for all our children,’ he concluded, ‘to build a better future for them with peace and love.'”
Wait a second. ED Joe Volpe “insisted the company had been planning to ‘reorganize’ since he took over more than a year ago — long before the union’s arrival — and that the downsizing is simply part of that restructuring. He also denied the reduction had anything to do with financial distress and said it is ‘completely unrelated’ to a new 10-year contract that director Iain Webb signed in late March.”