Monthly Archives: March 2012

T.S Eliot: Timeless Influence on a Modern Generation

I happened to overhear a conversation between two of my drama students- they were supposed to present T.S. Eliot’s work  in English that day, and they thought his poems were both boring and unintelligible. I interjected, and suggested that they … Continue reading

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Forty-Part Motet: The Beauty of the Human Voice

It is a strange blend of sacred and secular; a chapel in the middle of an art gallery.  As you enter, depending on the section of the motet, you will hear the Godly blend of soprano, alto, baritone, tenor and … Continue reading

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World War One Photo: Bullecourt

The picture looks like ground zero. Soldiers and men, slowly emerge from the debris.  The back of the photo reads “near Bullecourt,” France. A village prone to devastation, it was destroyed in the sixteenth century, and then in 1917.  The … Continue reading

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The Chapel of the Bones: Remembering Death

With one glance at a photo, you would imagine that the space was created by a morbid tyrant aristocrat in centuries past; a vaulted space, lined ceiling to floor in skeletons that are used as adornment. A man and an … Continue reading

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She was his Helen of Troy; their tumultuous relationship would span almost twenty years.  The characters in what would be an interesting play are Irish poet William Butler Yeats and politicial activist Maude Gonne. They met…

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