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PARKING PARTNERS

Articles by Blair Nodelman

In the fall of 1945, British playwright J.D. Priestly and his wife Jane boarded a war-battered Douglas C-47 plane with no seats or seat belts and traveled to Moscow, Russia. Priestly was about to premiere his new play, An Inspector Calls. The play was written in just one week. Unable to find a venue for the production in London, Priestly exported his show over 2,000 miles away to the USSR. The show debuted at the…

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Jeanna Shepard Photography Over the weekend of August 19th and 20th, ArtsEmerson hosted a celebratory and successful summer fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard in support of the Gaining Ground Fund. The weekend revolved around power couple entrepreneur Sheila Johnson and The Honorable William Newman performing a reading of Bill and Sheila: A Love Story– written by playwright Daniel Beaty, and based on the remarkable true story of the couple’s relationship. The Gaining Ground Fund elevates and encourages…

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Shakespeare’s legacy is rooted in language. The majority of students in the United States study Shakespeare in English classes throughout high school and the education surrounding Shakespeare curriculum is rooted in the linguistics and poetic form. His influence on English has survived centuries and his contribution to our vocabulary is often taken for granted. In Measure for Measure alone, we can thank Shakespeare for giving us the words “belongings,” “gnarled,” and “sanctimonious,” amongst a plethora…

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  “It lit a fire in me. I had no idea just how Draconian, and racially biased, and how people are profitting from people being behind bars. So I took this information back to my class and started incorporating it into the poetry as best as I could.” – Liza Jessie Peterson on first learning about the term ‘Prison Industrial Complex’   As a playwright, actor, activist, and educator, Liza Jessie Peterson’s ability to create performance…

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  What do you think of when you hear the term “historical fiction”? While the word fiction is, in its strictest definition, a reference to literature, the term has expanded to include film, television, and yes, stage productions too. Historic Fiction is an invented story set against a factual backdrop of a time and place in the past, where true details from the setting are used to bolster and and play off of the fictional…

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