Monthly Archives: April 2011

In the gentle wind of Jerusalem with the Palestine Festival of Literature

I am in Jersualem, finally.  The whole passage from Amman took us seven hours, from nine in the morning till almost four in the afternoon.  And in the midst of the long hours of waiting, I realize that I have … Continue reading

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Reading “Father Land”, a book of text by Vahé Oshagan and photographs by Ara Oshagan

~~Ara Oshagan is a documentary photographer.  He is also my cousin.  His father, Vahé Oshagan, and my mother, Anahid Oshagan Voskeritchian, are brother and sister.  I must mention our familial tie in the spirit of full disclosure as I am … Continue reading

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Mourning Juliano Mer Khamis (29 May, 1958-4 April, 2011)

~~Two tributes~~ ~~Anthony Alessandrini, Jadaliyya~~ http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/1108/juliano-mer-khamis ~~ ~~Gideon Levy, Ha’aretz~~ http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/gideon-levy-remembers-juliano-mer-khamis-an-arab-a-jew-a-human-being-1.354100 There are revolutionaries in the theatre–people like Peter Brook, Grotowski, and earlier, Artaud and others.  They work on well constructed stages, with well-trained actors, in  European cities. They receive … Continue reading

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First loves: Notes on Peter Brook’s “The Grand Inquisitor”

Dear Y., …and so it was that on a rainy Boston evening, we skipped together to the Paramount Theater, battling the puddles and the light snow, to see Peter Brook’s “The Grand Inquisitor.” We were full with food and wine … Continue reading

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