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  1. THE HAUNTING OF AMBASSADOR JEFFERSON, ACT 5 Cast of Characters Mr. Pozzo: “Assistant director” character. Age 50 to 55, male, balding, somewhat stocky of build. Sam: Foreman character for stage hands. Stage Hands: Stage hand characters (real ones acting, or just actors.) Fortuna: “Playwright” character (and presumably for the preceding scenes, as well). Audience Character: Male or female seated front row, left. Chair marked ‘Reserved.’ Shopkeeper: Keeper of a shop specializing i
  2. THE HAUNTING OF AMBASSADOR JEFFERSON, ACT 4 Cast of Characters Sally Hemings: Slave woman aged 16, owned by Thomas Jefferson, serving in Paris as house servant and chamber servant to Jefferson daughter, Polly. John Adams: American ambassador to England; known to be residing in London, his appearance here is a mystery. Thomas Jefferson: American ambassador to France. Shade of Martha Jefferson: Ghost of Mrs. Jefferson, deceased wife of Thomas. First Voice: English speaking collaborator of French revolutionaries. Second Voice:
  3. Benjamin

    Mad Dog Lane

    Beyond the droning town and mocking boys with mountain bikes and aerosols. The deaf man led his placid gypsy horse. Between a rubbish tip and high-banked railway tracks. Along the frog-spawned dyke: laid green like some old fetid moat. Past world-war concrete plinths, devoid of guns; long overgrown with masks of bramble and tall grass. Oblivious of crowded trains that screamed to who knows where. They walked into the cattle arch's mouth and vanished: through a portal of sunlight, to saner pastures on the other side.
  4. Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Italian Verse Blank Verse is a genre of poetry that gives the hint of form without the restraints. It is called Blank Verse because the end of the line is "blank", it has no rhyme. It is especially suited to long narrative verse because of the lack of rhyme or prescribed break in line number. However just because there is no end rhyme, other rhyme elements such as assonance, alliteration and consonance enrich the sound and should not be ignored. Also rather than being confined to a specified number of lines in a stanza, it is strophic. The breaks come
  5. Tinker

    Robert Frost, Sower

    Robert Frost, Sower Some forty years ago, I saw him stand up next to J.F.K. and heard them call him Poet Laureate. He read aloud from shaking paper held in wrinkled hands. I don't remember any words he spoke, it was his gravel voice that stayed with me. I had an inkling then I witnessed steel and still I hear him now, the harness bells and swinging birches, sounds connecting voice and pen. He planted a seed in me that day, a need to share this vibrant world in verse. --- Judi Van Gorder
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