On “Last Words”

[Facebook essay: 28 August 2020] On “LAST WORDS” (My Latest Plague Diversion, Leading To “Pub Faustian”) . . .I’ve been re-reading the works of playwright, George Bernard Shaw (GBS), and came across his last words: “Dying is easy, comedy is hard” — a phrase used many...

The Moment (New Song)

THE MOMENT ©
 (ASCAP) Lyrics, Frank Gagliano Music, James Rushin (Demo track below: Jonathan Mousette, vocal; James Rushin, piano) Sometimes I’ll glimpse it,Maybe at night,Often when I’m sitting all alone.Sometimes I’ll sense it,Out there in...

Holographing the Playtext

ANGLES OF VISION FROM A PARTICULAR PLAYWRIGHT, ABOUT THE SPECIAL PRESSURE COOKER THAT IS DRAMA.  by Frank Gagliano    Beginning quotes and notes toward a book: HOLOGRAPHING THE PLAY-TEXT   (or DEMONSTRATING THE PLAY-TEXT) — a new approach for theatre practitioners who...

Knickers

Based on autobiographical material,with a goodly mix of fantasy (Screenplay? Novel? Opening Section?)       NARRATOR (Voice over) In those days you wore knickers. In those days you played marbles. . . and a game called Skelly. . . You’d kneel on the knees of your...

My Five Days with Chekhov

My Five Days With Chekhov: The 2012 International Anton Chekhov Conference, Chekhov Museum, Yalta/Crimea By Frank Gagliano THE DRAMATIC QUESTION There is always a dramatic question, of course. And the dramatic question, from the moment I arrived in Yalta was this:...
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