Helen and Teacher

Helen and Teacher
The Story of my Life

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: “I Only Wanted to Wonder” at Theriault’s Summer Au...

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: “I Only Wanted to Wonder” at Theriault’s Summer Au...: “I Only Wanted to Wonder” at Theriault’s Summer Auction Press Release, Courtesy Theriault’s   Annapolis , MD -August 7, 2017   ...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Playwright Departs this World

In so many ways, this is a blog for writers, too.  Here is a legend who has left us much to early:


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/theater/sam-shepard-dead.html


Writing plays, in particular, garners my respect.  It's a special writing all of its own, and dialog, to me, is the most difficult thing to conjure.  In a digital world, who will write plays?  Who will consider the moment, and adapt scripts, props, and scenery with just the right direction to create verisimilitude?


In musicals, the songs bolster the story, often carrying it.  I love the music, always, but not always sitting through the story which can be pointless.


Plays are different.  There is a magic to sitting and reading them, too,  and the infinite possibilities for interpretation, live, with the magic only the theater can give.


I understand Shakespeare is not being taught much any more.  That is a crime, for he teaches us to live in the moment, and all good actors act his plays, if only once.  He spawned all great playwrights, like Sam Shepard.  When another one is gone, who will take up the pen?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Happy 4th of July!!

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Happy 4th of July!!: The Star Spangled Banner Find all things patriotic at USA-Flag-Site.org Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly w...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Doll Museum: Promise Dolls

Doll Museum: Promise Dolls: Keeping Doll Promises   We collectors are like elephants [another collection of something I don’t collect], we never forget a prom...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Sneak Peek of our July Issue!

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Sneak Peek of our July Issue!: Remember to sign up on our website, Antique Doll Collector Magazine, for a free emailed Sneak Peek! of each upcoming issue.  Did I mention i...

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Sneak Peek of our July Issue!

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Sneak Peek of our July Issue!: Remember to sign up on our website, Antique Doll Collector Magazine, for a free emailed Sneak Peek! of each upcoming issue.  Did I mention i...