Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire

A Triumph in Calculated Loss By the time the bold prologue had finished – the story of Blanche DuBois’ marriage, her husband’s suicide, and the gradual death and dissolution of everything associated with Belle Reve, her Laurel, Mississippi estate, something Tennessee Williams fans are usually asked to imagine or guess for themselves – I was strainingContinue reading “Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire”

Knocknarae, Or Thoughts on Time and the Irish Sisyphus (A Hitchhiker’s Guide)

  “UP THE MOUNTAIN ye were?” the woman said to me.  I tried to look at her from the passenger seat, though my glasses were bedazzled with raindrops. “Picked a day for it, too,” I said, and she laughed, and clicked her tongue.  She was in her mid-seventies, wearing a corded cream wool sweater andContinue reading “Knocknarae, Or Thoughts on Time and the Irish Sisyphus (A Hitchhiker’s Guide)”