Absolute Wilson

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As part of my continuing process of brushing up on American Cultural Icons I viewed Katherina Otto-Bernstein’s 2006 documentary on ROBERT WILSON, who is arguably the pre-eminent avant-garde theater director/artist in the world.  I shouldn’t have been quite so ignorant of Mr. Wilson as although he is American, most of his work has been in Europe where there is … Continue reading

Making The Boys

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‘Making the Boys’ is a fascinating look at the 1968 groundbreaking play ‘The Boys In The Band’, and a profile on its writer and creator Mart Crowley.  The breakthrough play about a Birthday Party full of funny, but self-hating gay men was the very first off-Broadway play written by an openly gay man which was all about gay man. Pre-dating … Continue reading

Paul Goodman Changed My Life

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  I can hardly claim the authorship of this title because I must confess that before I sat down to watch this documentary, I have never even heard of Paul Goodman.  Ooops!  But I know now that he was man of many gifts; he was a critic, sociologist, philosopher, poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, practicing psychiatrist, an … Continue reading

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