Postings by Shelley NiTuama

Revisit “Our Town”

Old North Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
“Indeed the play's success across cultural borders around the world attests to its being something much greater than an American play: it is a play that captures the universal experience of being alive.”—Donald Margulies, (Foreword) Our Town.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Kipling for the Classroom

Indian grey mongoose and cobra
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”—Rudyard KiplingRead More »
Categories Closer Readings

A Whale of a Reading!

http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/moby-dick-marathonPursuing Melville: “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat”"I have swam through libraries and sailed through oceans."Read More »

Winter Solstice Customs ~ the victory of light over darkness!

“As the Spirits of Darkness be stronger in the dark, so Good Spirits, which be Angels of Light, are augmented not only by the Divine light of the Sun, but also by our common Wood Fire: and as the Celestial Fire drives away dark spirits, so also this our Fire of Wood doth the same.” —Cor. Agrippa, Occult Philosophy, Book I.ch. v. Read More »

Opening “The Gift of the Magi” for the Classroom

The Magi (detail) c. 526. Ravenna, San Apollinare Nuovo
“… Magi, his most famous story, is the American answer to A Christmas Carol, only supplanted in the last generation by It’s A Wonderful Life, a film whose debt to O. Henry is apparent.”—Drew Johnson, “O. Henry’s Afterlife: Thoughts and Ephemera”Read More »
Categories Closer Readings