Daily Archives: January 2, 2022

David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (1604 A-Text) — A Retelling — Act 2 (Scenes 5-7)

CHAPTER 2 (1604 A-TEXT) — 2.1 — [Scene 5] Faustus, alone in his study, was thinking about being damned. He said these words to himself: “Now, Faustus, you must necessarily be damned, and you cannot be saved.” He meant that … Continue reading

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hit the backbone (wanderlust)* — unbolt me

what’s hidden behind the shabby black cover? stories about a villain or a long lost lover? scuffs and scratches like a palm’s ley lines threatening mysteries and ominous signs what’s hidden within the worn ivory pages? tales of baby killings … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Be a Work of Art — Media, Mishaps, Money

Media • Shakespearean actress Julia Marlowe insisted on protecting her privacy. A syndicated columnist once tried to get her to say something by pointing out that what she said to him would be printed in 117 newspapers throughout the United States. … Continue reading

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Music Recommendation: Swing Cats — “Swing Cat Stomp”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC Music: “Swing Cat Stomp” Album: SWING CAT STOMP Artist: Swing Cats Artist Location: Texas Record Company: Cleopatra Records Record Company Location: Los Angeles, California Info: “In the wake of Brian Setzer’s success as a retro-swing … Continue reading

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