Publication Date: October 7, 2010
The Physicists was written by the author, Friedrich Dürrenmatt in 1961. Dürrenmatt is a twentieth-century, Swiss playwright, novelist and essayist who is renowned for his philosophical crime novels (The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion) as well as in his satiric, tragic-comic dramas that are centered around post-World War II. The Physicists is his first classically constructed work and is generally considered his best play. It deals with the ethics of science. In 1963, the play was performed worldwide and was finally staged in New York in 1964. If you don’t mind spoilers, continue reading. Continue reading The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Publication Date: March 12, 1987
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Morte accidentale di un anarchico) was written by the Italian playwright, Dario Fo, following the events that took place in Italy, in the late 1960s. Dario Fo is one of Italy’s most important and well-known literary writers who is famous for employing satire and popular elements within his work. His writings deal with Italian politics and his work is able to attract people from all walks of life.
The book was released in 1970 and the play was first performed in Milan in December of the same year. In 1984, it was staged on Broadway and became Fo’s most popular work inside and outside of Italy. For theater directors, this has been the play of choice when it comes to dealing with corruption.
Continue reading Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo
Release Date: January 24, 1968 | DVD Release Date: February 27, 2001
A United States Air Force General orders a nuclear attack aimed at the Soviet Union. The movie follows the President and Joint Chiefs of Staff as they struggle to stop the attack and the B-52 Bomber as it travels to deliver the devastating hit.
Continue reading Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1968)
Publication Date: April 22, 1998
Brain Droppings by George Carlin is a free-form book of random thoughts, lists and anecdotes featuring Carlin’s commentary on life and the things people think but either don’t want to say or are never clever enough to formulate.
Continue reading Brain Droppings by George Carlin
Publication Date: December 25, 2012
In The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira, war is coming. Fidel Castro has a plan to engage and best JFK. One of God’s agents calls to warn him of the impending conflict and he hatches a plan to stop the war that hinges on his only son returning to Earth. The Tragedy of Fidel Castro is a religious and political satire. João Cerqueira is an award-winning Portuguese author. The Tragedy of Fidel Castro was named Book of the Year by Os Meus Livros (a literary trade magazine based in Portugal).
Continue reading The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira