Ten Short and Short-Short Plays (my fourth streaming book is now out)

May 5, 2015

Dear Musea Readers,

My fourth book is now out. This one is a collection of 10 of my short plays:

TEN SHORT AND SHORT-SHORT PLAYS
The streaming price is low at $1.99. It’s available at all the main sites such as Amazon:
http://tinyurl.com/oywt26g
Thanks to Matthew Creed for his help with the cover, that features my art work Comedy/Tragedy.

CONTENTS:

Five short plays:
1. THE WANDERING STUDENTS. In a magical wood, two nymphs bewitch two college students with lyrical results (rhymed play) in this homage to Shakespeare’s comedies.
2. WILLIAM TELL. THE PLAY. A group of players are acting out Shiller’s, William Tell – but is it staged or real when he shoots that arrow? A play in a play, in a play, that tests reality.
3. MEDUSA, (The First Greek Tragedy in 2,000 Years.} Two Greek Gods, Athena and Poseidon are in a power struggle; with Andromeda, Perseus, and Medusa, the pawns in their fight.
4. DAEDALUS. Father and son, must escape the Minotaur monster, but the king won’t let the pair leave. Daedalus has the intellect and skill for invention, but fate is against him in this tragedy. (On our website – see issue #85)
5. SWANELLA AND THE DOLL. (A Ballet in Verse.) This play is based on the classic ballet story, Coppelia that in turn is loosely based on “The Sandman” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Plus, Five Short-Short Plays:
6. MANIKIN AND MINIKIN. (A Two Character Play.) Two Porcelain figurines sport with one another on a mantle in an English parlor, in this romantic, rewriting of Manikin and Minikin (A Bisque-Play), a puppet play by Alfred Kreymborg (1918).
7. RED. (Children’s Play). The Queen has had enough of the Throne Room’s old threadbare red carpet. Time for a new one, but it has to be just the EXACT shade of red. How does the rug maker satisfy the Queen?
8. THE INTERROGATION. (A Dramatic Poem.) A painter and art teacher, is interrogated for unknown reasons by offstage interrogators.
9. LARRY’S SUGAR PILLS.(One Act Play.) Larry, the owner of Larry’s Sugar Pills defends in court, the curable claims of his ‘medicine’ that is nothing but sugar, “We had a sugar coating but I’m the first to say / That seemed redundant, and got in the way…”
10 JOB. This bible story is based on the Book of Job. It is written in the style of the medieval ‘mystery’ plays.

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Did you miss any of these other streaming books?
Portraits – novel about art artists and the art revolution
Cendrillon – the true story of Cinderella
Library Planet – sci fi novel about a library planet and all the books there.

Architecture poems

May 3, 2015

The Next MUSEA issue will be all about Architecture with pages of new buildings!
Here’s some architecture poems for fun.

How drab a day at a ‘box’ building that no architect has ever loved. How exhilarating a day at a labor-of-love edifice rising with gusto and moxie from its surroundings.

Photo 5
Amber Chapel

I hope to one day
turn these into
professional drawings
and built models
and finished buildings
towering above me.

I think I’ll build
a castle today
make it so huge
it touches the clowds
first thing to do
assemble my tools
one piece o paper
a pencil and rule.

build, build, build
block, block, block

my house ran out and left me
I came home from school and it wasn’t there
where it was supposed to be.
The neighbors said
it went on vacation
packed it’s bags
and without hesitation
left for the coast
to sail the sea
My house ran out
on me!
(kid’s poem.)

3 Blocks

April 30, 2015

Photo 10

White Guitar Pick (poem)

April 30, 2015

I play my guitar with a white pick
and sometimes it happens, that for no reason
I’m playing away and I DROP IT!

I know from the past what will follow.
It will vanish mid air before it hits the ground
and nothing on earth can find where it’s gone.

I speak from the past. I speak from the present.
I’ve learned to accept it as one of life’s lessons.
Whomever hexed me and my packet of picks,

you’ve done a most admirable job of it.
But next time I hope what you wrought to wrought
you’d rethink that hex, and decide to stop.

Bamboo (art)

April 27, 2015

Photo 9


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