Theater Review: “Call Me Ish” – imaginary beasts’ [or, the whale]

October 31, 2017
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Matthew Woods and his actors do not draw on a faux-naturalist performance style, which is so (unfortunately) fashionable in mainstream theater.

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Fuse Film Review: “In the Heart of the Sea”—”Moby Dick,” Beached

December 11, 2015
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Don’t you just love the holiday season? It’s the time for the release of big budget flops and Oscar wannabes.

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Book Interview: Sailing Through the Mind of Herman Melville

November 28, 2010
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In his novel “The Passages of H. M.: A Novel of Herman Melville” author Jay Parini combines extensive research from existing biographies with a concrete evocation of the nineteenth century writer’s world and mind. We ask the writer a few questions about Melville, and whether there would be a market for his books today. By…

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Fuse Flash: Melville Matters — A Pit-Stop in Pittsfield

August 12, 2010
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On August 1st a group of dedicated Melvilleans gathered at the author’s Arrowhead home in the morning to commemorate his 191st birthday by hiking to Monument Mountain. This trip is meant to reenact the hike Melville took on August 5, 1850, which led to his meeting Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose short story collection Mosses from an…

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