Bite-sized Wisdom: Seneca

Do you go to a theatrical experience for the length of the piece or the quality? A simple question that may sneak up and inform the way you live:

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“As it is with a play, so it is with life—what matters is not how long the acting lasts, but how good it is.”

– Seneca

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Singing Boxers and Epic Montages: Bringing Beloved Films to Broadway

Officially announced yesterday: ROCKY’s coming to the Great White Way.

Yes, everyone’s favorite “little boxer that could” is getting his chance to belt it out.

Skeptical? No need. The production got rave reviews over in Germany on its first tryout of the material. Features music from Ahrens and Flaherty (Ragtime, The Glorious Ones, Once on this Island) and what appears to be pretty thrilling direction from Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). 

How do you think Rocky will fare?

Bite-sized Wisdom: Diderot

From the man who introduced the concept of the “fourth wall,” allowing generation after generation to go ahead and break through it:

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“To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!

– Denis Diderot 

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Behn

Be sure to always make room for this one. Life is so much easier with it as a guide:

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“One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on.”

– 
Aphra Behn

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Wilder

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Albee

The joy of losing your way, or stumbling onto a frustrating path, is that you may come out of it with something you never imagined you would gain:

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“Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.”

– Edward Albee

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