New York City Trip – May 25, 2024

On Saturday May 25, 2024 I made another bus trip to New York City. My main objective on this trip was to see the Brian Friel play “Molly Sweeney” at the Irish Repertory Theatre. On…

On Being Gifted

One of the reasons I like having a blog is so I can write about things that cannot be discussed on the Internet. You certainly cannot have an intelligent conversation about what it means to…

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “The Cenci”

I came across this obscure play while reading The Dancing Faun by Florence Farr. Florence Farr was an actress closely associated with William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw. In the novel, the actress practices…

Review Of Stupid Fucking Bird

Last night I saw the play “Stupid Fucking Bird” at Lycoming College. The title contains a swear word. They spelled it “Stupid F**king Bird” for the program and promotional material. It takes balls to use…

The Dancing Faun Review

The Dancing Faun by Florence Farr is a short novel, almost a novelette, originally published in 1894. Florence Farr was a London actress who associated with William Butler Yeats. I found a 2006 paperback reprint…

More Yeats Books

I have bought a few more books to study the work of William Butler Yeats. Our Secret Discipline Helen Vendler ISBN: 9780674026957 The Cambridge Introduction to W. B. Yeats David Holdeman ISBN: 9780521547376 The Cambridge…

William Butler Yeats

I am now studying the work of William Butler Yeats. I began to read his plays and a book on his work as a dramatist before my trip to Dublin. Currently I am reading the…

New York City Trip

I usually blog about my trips to New York City on my Williamsport Web Developer blog but it is more appropriate to blog about them here. This is the first trip I have made to…