Theater in the Bay Area: the Call of Berkeley
Culture / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

Theater in the Bay Area: the Call of Berkeley

Theater Websites are one major window opening on the world of theater. Shotgun Players, Central Works, Aurora Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory are all located in Berkeley, Ca. The community targeted by these theaters is however defined by the whole San Francisco Bay Area and common intellectual values. Still, the theaters make an effort at attracting new audiences that … Continue reading

<i>The Hanging Tree</i> (1959): “To really live, you must almost die”
Cinema / Culture / Visual Media / Westerns

The Hanging Tree (1959): “To really live, you must almost die”

In Delmer Daves’s The Hanging Tree, one of his last movies before his death in 1961, Gary Cooper is a natural in his tall, dark and brooding glory: the hero that is not so much a hero, rescuing the damsel-in-distress who, it turns out, is perhaps not really the one in distress. The Hanging Tree … Continue reading