another ex-Nazi leaves Chile the old-fashioned... →
The Plane That Would Bomb Iran - Magazine - The... →
In case anyone wonders whether Motti’s play really has anything to do with anything….
I’m not young enough to know everything.– Oscar Wilde
Israel debates taking unilateral action on Iran |... →
Benedictus, gone from the theater (as is, sadly, author Motti Lerner), but still in the headlines, up to the minute….
BENEDICTUS flirts with headlines again... →
“Obama warns nuclear summit of terror risk” | Irish Examiner | April 13, 2010
A sneak peek at BENEDICTUS →
obviously, not from the CENTERSTAGE version (which is merely a concert reading, at music stands); this is from the 2007 world premiere in San Francisco
The Glory of Poland, a lesson from and for history
From Roger Cohen’s editorial piece in today’s Times—in response to the crash of the Polish delegation in Russian, but apropos of questions of vengeance and forgiveness raised in each of the three plays read this coming end of week in Wrestling with Angels. My first thought, hearing of the Polish tragedy, was that history’s gyre can be of an unbearable cruelty, decapitating...
What do I care that none are to blame and that I know it—I need...– Fyodor Dostoevsky, ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ (The direct link being to Kushner’s piece, but there’s rather an uncanny connection to each play of “Wrestling With Angels,” here….)
STYLE ain’t nothin’ but keepin’ the same idea from beginning...– Toledo, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, by August Wilson
Hostages And Hospitality →
Old original footage (in Farsi, fair warning) of then-Iranian President and current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meeting and talking with one of the US diplomats held hostage in the Tehran Embassy for 444 days (back in ‘79-‘81). With some contextual framing from Andrew Sullivan. The American diplomat talking to Khamenei is Amb. John Limbert, whose Negotiating with Iran has been cited in...
Envisioning the Next Iran
Envisioning the Next Iran: The Indispensable Interplay of Human Rights and Democracy By Reza Pahlavi Following is an extract of a speech given on March 27th at The International Society Of Human Rights conference in Bonn, Germany. [With the Concert Reading of Benedictus just around the corner, this aptly appeared in a post on Huffington Post; so, adding it to the mix here as we’ll...