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Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet nothings across a wall. Or is it… Even before the curtain closes on Act I, Rostand has turned this seemingly cliché scenario on its head, with uproa ...
 
Fresh-faced 14-year-old recording artist Coco Jones stars with talented teenage actors Tyler James Williams and Trevor Jackson in the Disney Channel original movie "Let It Shine." Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand, it’s a compelling story of young love that boasts an uplifting message of self-confidence. In this podcast, hear members of the cast discuss the film.
 
"It is the honourable characteristic of Poetry that its materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind." William Wordsworth The Troubadour Podcast invites you into a world where art is conversation and conversation is art. The conversations on this show will be with some living people and some dead writers of our past. I aim to make both equally entertaining and educational.In 1798 William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge published Lyrical Ballads, which Wordswor ...
 
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Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet no…
 
Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet no…
 
Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet no…
 
Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet no…
 
Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet no…
 
Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet no…
 
Join Lisa VanDamme as she guides you through The Romantics by Edmond Rostand. Recommended Book Url: https://readwithme.app.link/IhjAgeFkSjb Description This three-act comedy by Edmond Rostand, best known for his enduringly beloved play Cyrano de Bergerac, is the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families forced to whisper their sweet no…
 
This special episode of Troubadour Talks features three members of the Literary Canon Club—a group dedicated to reading through the entire Western Canon from Homer to Rand. Book one in our group was The Iliad. In this episode, Kirk discusses various aspects of Homer’s The Iliad with Molly Johnson, Marco Romero and Heather Schwarz. Even if you have …
 
On today’s episode of Troubadour Talks, I chat with a host of the Daily Objective, Nikos Sotirakopoulos, about the novel by Jack Schaefer “Shane.” One critic of Shane has expressed, correctly, that if you are to read one Western novel, let it be Shane. Nikos and I discuss the straightforward plot and then have a deep discussion of the characters an…
 
Today's guest is Rucka, and we will be discussing Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson. We had a great discussion of the meaning of Peter Pan and why this is such a valuable story for children and adults. What is the meaning of a boy who never grows up? What role does passion play in our lives, and do we have t…
 
Today we have some Shakespeare to discuss. I have as my guest Ann Ciccolella, artistic director of Austin Shakespeare. We will be exploring the play "Macbeth", Also known within the theatre community as "The Scottish Play." Before digging into the play, Ann and I explain why it can be beneficial to read the play and even watch videos summing up the…
 
Film director & producer Chris DePretis joins Kirk to talk about the short story “Boule de Suif” by Guy de Maupassant. It is said that Maupassant is the most adapted literary writer after Shakespeare. Though this is hard to prove, because often his short stories offer a broad brush by which film directors like John Ford will use to paint. Neverthel…
 
Kirk and guest Luc Travers from http://www.literatureatourhouse.com/​ discuss the dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury “Fahrenheit 451.” Together they give a synopsis (from memory) of the story. Then they leap into the flames of Bradbury’s tale. In this episode, you’ll enjoy discussions on: The main characters: Guy Montag, Chief Beatty, Clarise and Fabe…
 
Eric and I go over a synopsis of this play, first staged in 1897 to immense adulation. Then we discuss the meaning of the love triangle, the larger-than-life character of Cyrano and the meaning of the play. Since 1897 there has been a variety of different projections of Cyrano’s looks. This is an important feature of the play. How ugly should Cyran…
 
My guest today is Jesse McCarthy Founder of MontessoriEducation.com Jesse McCarthy began his career as a young assistant at a small private school in California, and now 15+ years later he leads an organization that helps parents and teachers around the world to achieve inevitable success with children — happily and without stress. We discussed The…
 
What do Holden Caufield, Jerry Fletcher (Conspiracy Theory, 1997, played by Mel Gibson) and a modern conspiracy theorist have in common? On this episode of Troubadour Podcast, I discuss the style of J.D. Salinger's story about Holden Caufield's weekend adventure. This is a book that has been linked to multiple assassins, including the man who shot …
 
On this episode of Troubadour Talks I had as a guest Timothy Sandefur, VP of Litigation at Goldwater Institute. We discussed the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles. The Oedipus is likely one of the most referenced and analyzed work of imaginative literature in the history of the world. Now, Tim and Kirk have added their voices to this endeavor! Bot…
 
Welcome to Troubadour Talks, a new show where a guest and I discuss a great work of classic literature. On today's episode I spoke with Jon Hersey of the Objective Standard Institute about Ayn Rand's fist novel, We The Living. Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist. Her dates are 1905-1982. She is most known for her later novels The Fountainhead …
 
in this episode I give five reasons you should consider reading Moll Flanders, an early 18th century novel written by Daniel Defoe, who is the author of Robinson Crusoe. The five reasons are: 1) You get to visit 17th century London -I mention a painting, which is featured as the artwork for this episode. It is "The Egg Dance by Jan Steen." 2) Meet …
 
Visit my magazine's website for a full analysis and commentary: https://www.troubadourmag.com/post/william-wordsworth-steals-a-boat-an-excerpt-from-the-prelude The Boat Stealing Scene from the 1850 Prelude by William Wordsworth: One summer evening (led by her) I found A little boat tied to a willow tree Within a rocky cove, its usual home. Straight…
 
This is a poem in Blake's "Songs of Innocence & Experience: Showing The Two Contrary States of the Human Soul." This poem is ripe with Biblical images. In fact, I'd argue that the entire poem is an extended metaphor, not to be taken literally at all. Though, there is a narrative story in the poem, the action of this story must be taken metaphorical…
 
O. Henry is a romantic writer, not because he writes epic tales of our medieval past, or that his stories always are love stories (though this one is!) but rather, because of his unique usage of language. He never wanted to accept that the ordinary had to be ordinary. He wanted it to be extraordinary, exotic, exciting, filled with wonder and imagin…
 
The primary narrative of this novella ends with this chapter. Next is a series of deposition documents describing the inquiry into the slave revolt. In the summary I condense the key events of this chapter. In the closer look, I discuss three key points that are helpful in understanding this piece by Melville. 1) The core epistemological quandary I…
 
This chapter concludes the major part of Melville's narrative. We left off at the end of chapter 2 with the shaving scene. Delano has left Cereno to confer with his slave Babo. Delano is surprised t see Babo running after him with a cut on his face. He has been cut by his master Benito Cereno, in retaliation for Babo having accidentally cut him dur…
 
Here I give a quick summary of chapter 2: The Gordian Knot. Then we dive into the mind of Captain Amasa Delano. One of the key values of reading great literature is the ability to enter the consciousness of another person. This is something we are unable to do in our daily lives. In Captain Delano you may find an unnerving similarity to the way tha…
 
This is my reading of chapter 2 of "Benito Cereno" by Herman Melville. Please note that this is part 4 of the series on this novella. In part One I have created an introduction for the text. In Part Two I have read Chapter 1: A Ship in Distress. In Part Three I have created a summary of Chapter 1 and a Closer Look into that chapter. This is part Fo…
 
In this episode we go over the first "Chapter" which I have titled "A Ship in Distress." Make sure you have listened to parts 1 & 2. Part 1 is my introduction to Melville's Novella. Part 2 is my reading of Chapter 1. And this part, 3, is my quick summary followed by a closer look into the chapter. I broke the Closer Look into 4 categories: 1) The O…
 
This is the first reading of the novella by Herman Melville. In part 1 I argued why this remains a classic story we should all read. It may help to listen to my introduction. Visit troubadourmag.com for a list of important terms, including nautical terms, that may help you to better understand the text. In the next episode I will give you a summary…
 
In part one of this series I argue why it is of critical importance for all Americans to read this novella by Herman Melville before it is too late. In it are critical observations about the American spirit, and an underlying philosophy that is currently tearing us apart. Melville's story, published in 1855, is a thriller/mystery based on a true st…
 
On this episode I talk with Troubadour Magazine's new Assistant Editor, Joe Dimon, about the three short stories we selected for his upcoming course on Science Fiction Literature. The three stories are Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter" Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron," David Griggs's "A Song Before Sunset." In this episode we discuss…
 
Kelsy Landin is a sculptor who has recently found an unexpected niche: The Nose. On the social media platform TikTok her videos have been reaching millions of young people. She had been making 60 second videos teaching different aspects of sculpting, when suddenly, one video she posted reached 4.5 million views and almost 17,000 comments. What happ…
 
Jeremiah Cobra is the author of the book—written during quarantine—"And Then he Shot his Cousin." We discussed the creative process for this story, the background and even the style and content. I had a wonderful time exploring the artist creations of Jeremiah. He's a literary artist worth reading. Purchase his book on amazon today: https://www.ama…
 
Shakespeare in LUST! When most of us think of Shakespeare we think of the great love poet. He is known as one of the greatest romantic love poets of all time. Yet in this poem he rails against sex. Not romantic sex of course, but sex devoid of spirit. By the end of watching this video you'll be able to talk about this poem with anyone, and you'll h…
 
Ask someone the following two questions. First, "Is reading literature a good thing?" Then, "Do you read literature?" And it is amazing that everyone will answer affirmative in the former and negative in the latter. Do that with anything else in life and you will likely find a wide range of answers. "Is riding horseback a good thing?" Some will say…
 
Who remembers those magic eye illusions from the 90s? On this episode I use Shakespeare's most famous poem to illustrate how poetry is like those illusions. Poetry begins as a meaningless jumble of lines on a page, but it ends with deep meaning. As Frost puts it, a good poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. But how can we reach that "end?" And…
 
On this episode, Luc Travers and Kirk Barbera surprise each other (and hopefully you too!) with art. They chose a topic—Memory and Loss—and each chose a work of art to surprise the other with. Luc chose a painting and Kirk chose a poem. Memory and loss are part of the human experience. Whether you're 15 or 100 how we deal with loss and how we remem…
 
William Blake believed there were two contrary states battling it out within each and every individual human being. Innocence and experience. The way that we developed as unique individuals was by a "dialectic process." That is, there is a Thesis (a little boy is lost) and an Anti-thesis (The little boy is found) Together they can become a synthesi…
 
Nathaniel Branden, a psychologist and pioneer in the study of self-esteem, said that artists and creators have an above average acceptance of the condition of aloneness. We can learn a lot from artists at any time of life, including our current situation. So how did great artists deal with isolation? What can we learn from them? How can we be bette…
 
It's great to catch up with friends during this time so Chris De Pretis chatted about what's going on in the world and of course we discussed movies. All of us react differently to external tragedies and I'm personally appreciative of Chris for cheering me up. Also hear our thoughts on the similarities between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and an o…
 
Traveling is a big value for people today. It's one of the great benefits of being alive today. It is so easy and affordable to see the whole world. Often, we can travel places and see only the usual suspects. In this discussion I explore Dianne Durante's latest book "Getting More Enjoyment from Sculpture You love," and we discuss Dianne's work as …
 
A prosperous prince isolates himself in his castle along with 1,000 revellers, while a plague devastates the country-side. This is the essence of this very short story by Poe. When, today, we have the King of Thailand ordering arrests for people who go outside, while he holds up in a harem with 20 women, this story seems more real than fantasy. Yet…
 
How can we get spiritual nourishment when we are quarantined in our homes? Alexandra York's latest book "Soul Celebrations and Spiritual Snacks" can help us attain a sense of calm and serenity during this time of chaos. In this conversation we discuss the ideas in the book, such as "Secular Spirituality," we read one of her poems from the book and …
 
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