Twain—Episode One hundred seventy-eight–A Case of the Fantods

Heather

Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

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4 Responses

  1. emelye says:

    I love this podcast, Heather — it gets me through long work days.

    Many years ago, I had the privilege of working backstage on a few productions by Bartlett Sher, the director of *South Pacific* at Lincoln Center. I haven’t seen *SP*, so I enjoyed hearing your comments about it. On his shows I worked on, I saw how his work as a director is about exploring how theatre audiences can examine our shared experience in America together. Bart was artistic director at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle (http://www.intiman.org/about-us/our-history/) for several years. I highly recommend checking out their recap of his time there.

  2. steffanie says:

    If anyone is interested there is a new group on Ravelry to discuss Todd Culp’s book and nearly anything else “peace activist” related. The group is called Peace of Action. Please join us!

  3. My husband and I recently saw South Pacific as part of our theatre subscription. I remember seeing the movie as a kid and was unprepared for the adult nature of the play. After seeing the show, I talked to my dad, a war veteran who met my mom while on tour in Korea. We discussed the brutality with the war, the attempts the military personnel made to achieve normalcy, and then what the potential reaction would have been by military wives seeing the play with their husbands when it was first performed in 1949. The topics of the play are difficult to watch and discuss in 2010. I couldn’t imagine the dialogue this play produced in 1949, a few years after war’s end.

  4. Dear Heather,

    Now I know that we are kindred souls…you are quoting Reform Judaism magazine and connecting it to literature and crafts! Wow! I also suspect we have friends in common in Tucson.

    P