Category Archives: Plays

The Odd Quartet

Hail, Caesar! – I’m actually not sure what the point of this movie was supposed to be. It’s basically a collection of semi-related vignettes about a Hollywood studio, all of which are resolved pretty quickly. Is there a message other … Continue reading

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Art with Brains and Courage

After my post on books in Oz, Paul Dana suggested that I write one about the performing arts in that fairyland. It’s a good idea, but they aren’t really covered all that much in the books. I’ve looked previously at … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Shameless Galleon Grab

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany – Does Rowling have some debts to pay or something? Several years after the Potter series was brought to a close, we’re now seeing this play … Continue reading

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OzConPhilly Back Again

It had been sixteen years since I last attended an Oz Convention, and now I’ve gone to two in the same year. The International Wizard of Oz Club‘s National Convention was in Philadelphia this year, so I could stay at … Continue reading

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New Lamps for Old

For an anniversary present, Beth bought us tickets to see Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, and Tavie (a Disney and Broadway aficionado) went with us as well. The main attraction at the show is James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie; he … Continue reading

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Poets Who Know It

One of the characters introduced in the 1902 stage play of The Wizard of Oz who wasn’t in the book was Sir Dashemoff Daily, the Poet Laureate of Oz. I’m not sure if it was L. Frank Baum or someone … Continue reading

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Absolutely Cuckoo

I think the first time I came across the word “Cloudcuckooland” might have been in The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, but I’ve come across the term occasionally since then. Apparently it’s actually used as the name of a place in … Continue reading

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