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I’ve written here before about the necessity — in my opinion — of making one’s villains well-rounded characters and not merely evil mustache-twirling sockpuppets. By which I mean granting them their virtues as well as their vices, and giving them friends as well as enemies, and generally treating them with a certain amount of respect […]
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And there see a submarine. Some years ago, for reasons that matter not to our story, I was driving around northern New Jersey when I saw something by the side of the road. “By golly,” I said, “that looks like a Holland submarine!” I pulled over and walked to it. …
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BREAKING INTO THE VAUDEVILLE GAME by David J. Lustig (Knowledge and Inside Dope Which Will Aid the Amateur To Become a Vaudeville Artiste.) I have received numerous letters from people in all walks of life asking me how one goes … Continue reading
One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard‘s Silken Sorcery (1937), … Continue reading
From Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks That You Can Do : Including a fifteen minute act “The Silky Slicker” by George De Lawrence, published by Gerald Heaney, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1921. Pages 32-33. You absolutely cannot succeed in these modern days of “jazz” … Continue reading
BEST OF BOSTON The SAM Assembly 9 “Best of Boston” contest will be held Wednesday, April 10th at the Puppet Showplace Theater, 32 Station St., Brookline, at 7:30 PM. There is no charge for this performance. Note that the starting … Continue reading