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On this day, the day the world ends: A wish list

On this day, the day the world ends: A wish list

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

I really hope today is the end of the world. And by that I mean this world, and onto a new one. I generally disregard the Mayan calendar hubbub with my own typical brand of snark and irony. That said, of all the various interpretations of the Mayan calendar curiosity, I do indulge in a [...]

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The Culture of the Swim Meet

The Culture of the Swim Meet

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The following is reposted from Carla Stockton’s blog. Check out all her fantastic content. In 1993, my daughter was a sophomore in high school, and, having swum competitively since she was a 6-and-under, she was in an elite championship meet at Hamden High School.  I was lucky.  Swimming was a pastime for this child; she [...]

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Are you an Olympic-grade parent?

Are you an Olympic-grade parent?

| July 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

DAPT’D wants to know what makes you run . . . As the parent of a gifted, passionate athlete, who may or may not be headed someday to the Olympics, you and your child are definitely inspired by Olympian feats. You schlepp practice, give up family vacations to competition-related events, and maintain the obdurate conviction [...]

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Farewell to Great Gossip and a Fondness for Cigars

Farewell to Great Gossip and a Fondness for Cigars

| May 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

David Heymann, who was a very special friend to all of us at DAPTD, was a character out of one of his own books. When he died last week, he left a storied past, to be told and re-told for years to come in conflicting versions by the many people who deeply loved him. His [...]

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Reaching Beyond Chickdom

Reaching Beyond Chickdom

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out the annals of adapted novels, and seek out the women’s work that has made it to film.  Most of it — please don’t mistake the word most for the word all — is pretty superficial stuff, easily translated into slick, pabulum-y entertainments that require little intellectual engagement on the part of the audience.  [...]

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Fine Art

Fine Art

| May 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Daniel Scott Fine has always been a rebel. A consummate theater person, no one has a better sense of staging, better feel for design, better awareness of light; yet he railed against the theater, proclaimed it static, powerless. He forever demanded that the theater stretch its limits, that it encompass a wider range of realities [...]

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Munich Memoir

Munich Memoir

| April 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

We are very proud to announce the video trailer and live Facebook page for our upcoming  book release of “Munich Memoir: Dan Alon’s Untold Story of Survival” through Dapt’d. Dan Alon is a surviving member of the 1972 Israeli Olympic team, and he watched in horror as 11 of his friends and teammates were killed [...]

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Smashing Marilyn

Smashing Marilyn

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Editing a book about Marilyn Monroe that is due out in August, I was naturally pulled into watching Smash. This is the potential land of milk and honey for anyone enamored of Adaptations, right? It’s a television adaptation of a Broadway production adapting the life of the icon of adaptation herself, Ms. Marilyn Monroe. It [...]

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Adapting Russell Banks

Adapting Russell Banks

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reading Lost Memory of Skin, I am astounded once again by Russell Banks’ ability to adapt his writing to create character, time, place.  His voice changes for each protagonist he creates, and in the way a chameleon-like actor slips into the skin of a character, Banks burrows into the brains of his. In Lost Memory [...]

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From NY Magazine — Adaptation SUPREMO

From NY Magazine — Adaptation SUPREMO

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, I wrote about Clybourne Park, a kind of adaptation — beginning with a riff — of A Raisin in the Sun, now playing at the Walter Kerr Theater, in New York City.  Michael Alan Connelly posted a piece in this week’s New York Magazine that explains how one of the sub-adaptations, the [...]

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