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Frankenstein at SF Ballet | reviewed by Catherine Conway Honig | Scene4 Magazine-March 2017 |

Frankenstein Meets
Downton Abbey

Like Victor Frankenstein, the medical student who created and lost control of The Creature, in his new ballet, Liam Scarlett falls victim to his own unwieldy creation. 

Catherine Conway Honig

Women at a Crossroads

Hidden Figures
20th Century Women

Both films depict women faced with important life decisions in the last half of the previous century.

Miles David Moore

"Hidden Figures" | reviewed by Miles David Moore | Scene4 Magazine | March 2017 |
Mahler's Das Klagende Lied at SF Symphony | reviewed by Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine | March 2017 |

Das Klagende Lied

Semi-staged, conducted by
Michael Tilson Thomas
at the San Francisco Symphony

Renate Stendhal

Scene4 Magazine inView -

On Sadness and Politics
Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comWe now breathe the air of a smoldering landscape of anger, intolerance, and triumphalism. However, these fires are not new fires.
Michael Bettencourt

Bits&Pieces: Lala in La La Land
Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comNot having the vision to see a pig fly, a cat's ninth life, a unicorn's breath, an
omni-gendered human being, and a trans-human.
Arthur Meiselman

Back in the Saddle
Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comIt's insulting. I'm coming up on my 68th birthday next week—there! I said it!—& I'm working on the vanity thing. .
Claudine Jones

I Am Not a Contrarian
Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine |
Acting is a behavior that’s probably inherent with inner contradictions.  We start with the fact that the #1 fear for most people is public speaking.
Nathan Thomas

Never Mind the Strawberries, Our President is Mad
Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine |
Regardless of where any of us stand on the political spectrum, we have to acknowledge the fact that our President is a madman.
Patrick Walsh

Theater of the Absurd
Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine |
“What are you rebelling against ?”, “Whadda you got?” sums up the sentiments of many as they grapple with the world as it is in 2017.
Les Marcott

Resisting Versus Surviving

Resistance To Doom
I had to make room for hope.

Karren LaLonde Alenier

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

The Steiny Road To Operadom | Karren LaLonde Alenier | Scene4 Magazine |
A Conversation with Actor David Girolmo | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine - March 2017

No Wrong Choices

A Conversation
with Actor
David Girolmo.

Carla Maria

Arts of Thailand
Pakorn Preechaphong

Is an orchid
 just an orchid?

Janine Yasovant
คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

Pakorn Preechaphong | interview by Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine | March 2017 |
Colors of the Roundtable: Episode 7-Part III | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine | March 2017 |

Episode 7:
Visions Of Paradise - Part III

It was the only way the kingdom of Color and the Conductor would save the human species from destroying itself.

David Wiley

Old Fart Village

Who’s feeding who?

Elliot Feldman

Cartoon: Old Fart Village | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine-March 2017 |
The Dark Bride | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine | March 2017 |

The Dark Bride

Margaret Starbird’s
The Woman with
the Alabaster Jar

The Goddess in
the Gospels

Griselda Steiner

Night Wanderer

“Wasn’t this the life everyone wanted?”
Second excerpt from
Kiss Me Again, Paris
a memoir by
Renate Stendhal

Night Wanderert | Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine-March 2017 | www,

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Cloudscapes | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine - March 2017
painting and poetry
Nature Girl | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine - March 2017 |


My balcony affords me a relatively clear view of the Bay Area sky, so I am always on the lookout for unusual cloud conditions.

The Photography of
Jon Rendell

Nature Girl

River Crossing

The Art
of David Wiley

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | April 2016 |

Undress Me  Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress
her by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | April 2016 |

The Greed Gene  Michael Bettencourt
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor, the "genie of genes"
that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt April 2016 |


An astute and entertaining array of audio essays
 on an array of topics by an astute and
entertaining essayist.


reader columns 
& writers blogs

Letters to the Editor
Recent Letters

Long & short reviews of theatre, film and more

Que Pasa
Notices, announcements and coming attractions

Karren LaLonde Alenier
The Dresser addresses what’s underneath the art

Miles David Moore Thoughts and observations from, to, for or against

Arthur Meiselman

Les Marcott
Dr. Barnabus T. Bynum's
Travelling Minstrel Show



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