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17 hours 15 min ago
- thecivilwarparlor: Artificial Leg from Civil War Period-The American Civil War Caused the Start of the American Prosthetics Field For those who could pursue a prosthetic, in the North, the most popular artificial leg was a “Palmer” leg, named for Benjamin Franklin Palmer, who patented the design. A previous design by James Potts was made of wood, leather, and cat-gut tendons hinging the knee and ankle joints, and dubbed “The Clapper” for the clicking sound of its motion. Palmer improved...
21 hours 38 min ago
- Since the polls closed on election day, the fate of the Republican Party remains front-page news. “Demographics will doom Republican Party,” the Chicago Sun-Times blared the day after the election. “The American Electorate Has Changed, and There's No Turning Back,” the National Journal warned. President Obama won reelection with his “coalition of the ascendant” a newly minted term that acknowledges the changing demographics of our nation. This coalition is made up of groups who voted heavily in...
1 day 18 hours ago
- Photo Shoot: Chance and Here Lies Love Friday May 17, 2013 The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street Chance Magazine, discussed by our core staff in excited shouts and earnest whispers over the past year, inspiring articles on shoots in a Yonkers Mansion and the burlesque venue The Box, is now a real thing. Boxes of the first … Continue reading »
1 day 22 hours ago
- What’s bubbling up under the sidewalk of the American theater? Shifting demographics. Institutional regional theaters cannot continue to program exclusively for an audience of white, baby boomer subscribers. That audience is moving to warmer climates. They are dying off. The Goodman Theatre appears to be paying attention to this shift. Quiara Alegría Hudes’s newest play, The Happiest Song Plays Last, is about burying the past to embrace the responsibility of the future. Her characters engage in...
Live on HowlRound TV: Write with & Get Advice from Suzan-Lori Parks—The Public Theater, NYC—Wed. May 22Posted at: HowlRound
2 days 28 min ago
- You’re invited to join Suzan-Lori Parks from the lobby of The Public Theater for Watch Me Work which will be livestreaming for the global, peer-produced, open-source HowlRound TV project. The eight performances in this series happens on Wednesday, May 22 at 2pm PDT (San Francisco) / 4pm CDT (Austin) / 5pm EDT (New York) / 21:00 GMT / 10pm BST (London). View a conversion into your local time . Watch Me Work is a performance piece, a meditation on the artistic process, and an actual work session...
Confessions of a Dramaturgical Rockstar Wannabe
2 days 17 hours ago
- Hello Everyone, So, what is new in the land of me. After an initial cut using the Folio as a base text, I am now in the process of modernizing the text and incorporating the Folio punctuation into this modernized script. This is taking some time (as usual) but it will get done. I have decided that this is my project for the week so I hope to report by Friday that I am done with that and preliminary formatting. I think I am going to leave off the line numbers until I have the cuts back from the...
2 days 23 hours ago
- There’s been a lot of talk online recently about the need for women playwrights to be better represented, have more opportunities, and be, if you’ll excuse the vagary, more equal. That’s lovely. As a woman playwright, I am all for that kind of talk, and the more there is of it, in any context, the better. What worries me though, is that despite being a woman playwright, despite having made it my business for several years to try and push the cause of women playwrights, I find it hard to take...
Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 23: Culture Coin & Making the Not-for-Profit Arts Economy Work for ArtistsPosted at: HowlRound
3 days 21 min ago
- The Weekly Howl is a peer-produced, open-access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens in real-time on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay .* Join us Thursday, May 23 for the Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT – 12pm PDT (Los Angeles) / 1pm CDT – 2pm CDT (Chicago) / 2pm EDT – 3pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT – 19:00 GMT / 7pm BST - 8pm BST (London) / 8pm CEST - 9pm CEST (Paris). Click here for an automatic conversion into your local time . The topic for...
3 days 3 hours ago
- Dramatists Guild of America presents Social Media from the Playwright’s Perspective. This event will be live on HowlRound TV on Tuesday, May 21 at 2:30pm PDT (San Francisco) / 4:30pm CDT (Austin) / 5:30pm EDT (New York) / 21:30 GMT / 10:30pm BST (London). View the conversion into your local time here . Moderated by Deborah Murad, the Dramatists Guild’s Director of Business Affairs, this panel will discuss recent trends in social media and online platforms such as You Tube, Twitter, Facebook,...
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