Tag Archives: Paradise Lost

“Thy soul was like a Star and dwelt apart” — William Wordsworth on John Milton

Milton was born on this day in 1608. Although he left Oxford without completing his degree, he remained a thinker, a propagandist/pamphleteer, a scholar till the end of his days. The isolated poet, focused on self and personal emotion, would … Continue reading

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The Books: “Elia Kazan: A Life” (Elia Kazan)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Elia Kazan: A Life, by Elia Kazan I met Elia Kazan once. It was in 1999 and I was working on a show at the Actors Studio. It was a production of Awake and Sing, … Continue reading

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The Books: “Paradise Lost” (Clifford Odets)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Another Clifford Odets play – and this one is considered to be his best – Paradise Lost So far – the other plays I’ve mentioned have some kind of pretty heavy theme or plot. … Continue reading

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