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"john masefield" Discussed on The Dictionary

The Dictionary

03:12 min | 7 months ago

"john masefield" Discussed on The Dictionary

"Good idea about a person we talked about communities all you all the different communities you have in your life and if somebody were to look all those communities your companies they could figure out who you are. They could also look at your shoes. You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. Right that's what they say one see synonyms our visitors and guests as in having company for dinner. We almost never have company over to a a group of persons or things as in a company of horsemen to be a body of soldiers especially a unit as of infantry consisting usually of a hood headquarters and two or more platoons to see an organization of performing artists to d the officers and crew of a ship to e a firefighting unit three a a chartered commercial organization or medieval trade guild. Three an association of persons for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise and three see those members of a partnership firm whose names do not appear in the firm name. As in john doe and company was just the rest of the people who aren't as important but they are very important Let's see from middle english. Coom bang whom paying means companion. There's more of the word companion. Alright second form of company. This is the verb form from the fourteenth century. Starting with transitive. Synonym is accompany as in mayfair winds company. You're safe return. That is a quote from john. Masefield and the in transitive is the synonym associate. Or would it be associate. I think it's associate next is companyman two words noun from circa nineteen twenty one a worker who acquiesces in company policy without complaint. You know they work for a company and everything that the company says goes and they do that and they agree with it and they're just that that's their life a companyman. Nixed is company officer. Two words noun from eighteen. Thirty to a commissioned officer in the army air force or marine corps of the rank of captain first lieutenant or second lieutenant called also company grade officer and it says to compare to field officer or general officer. Why we're supposed to compare to those. I'm not sure but that is what it tells us to do. Next is company town two words noun from nineteen twenty seven a community that is dependent on one firm for all.

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"john masefield" Discussed on Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"john masefield" Discussed on Classic Ghost Stories

"You try to come back. That was on james for christmas. You've got to have an mis. James story christmas really. That was the story disappearance and an appearance. So it's one of his few stories which is actually set at christmas. You probably know that. He was well known for reading stories out christmas when he was at cambridge but few of the stories are actually sat over the festive period. This one was first published in june nineteen thirteen in a periodical called the cambridge review. And then it was collected in his anthropology thin ghost and others in nineteen nineteen so as always with james james lived in a very particular world of cambridge than eaten and it has its own vocabulary. And i guess he was part of that. Will this be steeped. In an england that no longer exists and possibly didn't exist for most people even men but certainly for james and his friends so bands A kind of white necktie one by a certain type of fashioned anglican clergyman in those days. And i think it's to signify. That's his uncle. Henry blue oncle henry. Who is the the letter writer. He's uncle henry was rather old school. Bagman bag man is a peddler or a commercial traveler or traveling salesman wondering the streets. And i couldn't help but notice of the book is out working wandering the streets far from home on christmas eve. Then he's going to be late getting home and this leads kind of to the question. What on earth happened. Because we're not really given a proper explanation of the story at all and it seems to me and i may. I was have the feeling with james's stories actually missing something but i. It seems to me that what happened was poor old uncle henry. He was straight laced very beautiful. Bit boring possibly. Not the easy. Well he says he's not genial does not the easiest guy to get along with but he knows his duty and he's basically good money goes to visit. This poor family is called out just before christmas. And he leaves them some money and then he vanishes so up until this point it's it's it's midsomer murders really. Which is if you don't know was famous english detective series where set in rural england where everybody got murdered in these apparently peaceful villages so old uncle henry goes missing and they drag the rivers and the go looking for him and they can't find him and this is a bit of a mystery and they presume he's been murdered and then clued number one he's when. Wr is in his hotel of christmas. And the bagman gets talking to him and he says. Did you see any dubious characters on the streets. Those dubious characters are gypsies. Trump's and wondering silas well of course. This is set sort of the eighteen thirties so it still after the the napoleonic wars and wish my history was shop but i think the act of the economic effort there was a bit of a crash economic crash in those days and a lot of soldiers and sailors basically. We're left to their own devices to to walk the streets and become hobos. You know bums trump's so the these are kind of you stock if somebody's gonna murdy you. In england in those days is going to be one of these then of course the bagman goes on about this. Most wonderful punch and judy show. So what is the punch and judy show for those people who don't know while it is a very stylized type of Show and it's descended from. Think the committee de la. The italian marionettes tradition. And i think punch mr punch his Punchy and ella anyway. The story is quite gruesome punches. A as a serial killer. Mr punch and these monstrous sadist monster monster. And he kills everybody. The baby is wife. Judy and eventually he's hung so it's a very grim story. And it's it's traditionally for children and there's a toby dog and they talk with a funny voice with a little squeak of that you put in your throat and at one point quite fancied. Benny punch judy amount. But my then wife said to that out probably swallow the the buzzer and have to go the hospital all the time so Inobound so punch and judy the toby dog so the toby dogs into punch and judy reminds me of one of my great favorites. Dystopia is the box of delights by john masefield shoes. That's the midnight folk now if you remember the piece of music and played at the end of the last one was the midnight folk based who knows inspired by m john masefield story so these two off topic every bit weird themselves but i loved him as a kid and then in the nineteen eighties. It was a very famous tv series of a box of delights digressing. Of course this is about the box of delights. But there's a punch and judy amount in cocoa hawkins and he has a toby doke connection. Okay so there. We are so basically. It seems that the punch and judy murdered came across a murdered him for his money. He had money on him because he left money with the old. You know the the po people so that that's setup that's not and then of course. The job of a ghost in many traditional stories is to right wrongs beyond the grave. When the murder has been i think if spear and banquo's and stuff like that the job of a ghost hamlet's father is to point out terrible wrong as being done and invite the living to make it right but of course it's not living to make it right. It appears that the punching judy men have a visitation. Now i'm gonna say something about james drops things in to create an effect and this image of the hood over the man's head is these people hearing the story will have been familiar with executions. And this is what you did. You bought the hood over the head before you hang them. Hang the victim. The murderer the criminal so that would have that would remind him of that but it looks like that the punch and judy man setting their show with suddenly visited by some kind of present some going. Toby joke legs toby. Toby dog legs it and the something going on they run one dies there and then and the other eighty almost a hanging talks about a man being lifted with these arms opinion behind him so these it's an execution it's an image of execution and the roaming man the running kernel we presume he's the criminal. The breaks his neck and reveals the body. That wouldn't have been found otherwise so that is a very traditional goes thing to do in the ghost story james. You mustn't say anything about. James is one of those things you can't touch but you talk about chekhov now he says you're going to use a gun in act three put in make them see it in act one will james drops things in for a fact that do not actually lead anywhere in the plot and it's almost like melodrama. These things are poteen as cena notes in my dungeons and dragons days. We used to put things in not because they advanced story but because they created the atmosphere there were props you know. So there are potent and omens that occur in his story the do not appear to advance narrative. Unless i'm really missing something.

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"john masefield" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"john masefield" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"So what he did was to you know, Wrath when they went by goes onto the wind welders when and Ward came across. Against the inside Wall just be being hauled like Alexander Rossi, almost winning the race in 16 and it was able to salvage second. Had he come in. To change then the stops in those days he probably would have ended up maybe fourth. Thank you for joining us for heroes of the 500 a duel to remember on 93 double blue IBC. Now for the final word in the 1960 Indianapolis 500 hears the voice of the 500. Sid Collins. This broadcast came to you through the facilities and W IBC, Indianapolis, Indiana. Now, even after four and 1/2 hours talking, I regretfully take leave of you for another year. Fred. This is my 13th consecutive year that I've been with you and the race driver. Especially you have a super station about the number 13 out it over. I feel we defied it today with his gunnery part is we know how to give I hope we all meet again next May Until then, this thought from poet John Masefield, who wrote sitting still and wishing makes no person great. The good Lord sends the fishing but you must dig debate. I think Jimmy Rathmann After three times trailing in the 500 it is digging well, today his mechanic's pit crew all of its well wishers his new millions of sports fans around the world and deserve the applause of all sporting figures and fans everywhere. Jim has just taken the track for a complete circle here with the 500 festival queen Julia Pratt with his garland. Love leaves around his shoulders symbolic of his victory here in Indianapolis today, and so friend with the sun beating down on the board wanted trophy not tucked under his arm, but he's looking at it with great enjoyment, is I? This is Syd Collins, reminding you of that speed.

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"john masefield" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

09:16 min | 2 years ago

"john masefield" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is weekend for the BBC world service still to come we'll discuss the pros and cons of every adult receiving a basic income from that governments to help protect them from poverty during the corona virus pandemic and we need some uplifting news but I have an appreciation of the American composer Stephen Sondheim to mark his ninetieth birthday got sold on weekend with James come on a Sunday first though summary of world news BBC news with Neal Nunez hundreds of millions of people in India appear to have largely heeded the government's call for them to stay indoors to check the spread of the corona virus in the midst of a fourteen hour nationwide locked on roads and railways were mostly empty and public places deserted a government official in Pakistan has apologised for wrongly announcing that the number of coronavirus cases in Sindh province had sold two million four hundred he later said the correct total was two hundred and ninety to one hundred fewer than in his original statement an inmate at a jail in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus it's the first confirmed case in the United States federal prison system Nigeria has confirmed four new cases of coronavirus so far twenty five people have tested positive for the virus there and Australian rules football has purchases sprinted season after Australia's states moves towards a shutdown of non essential services all the rules as it's known was one of the few sports to choose to carry on one of those were closed down by the corona virus pandemic you know the news an earthquake has struck north of Croatia's capital Zagreb damaging buildings and sending people running into the streets seismologists said the quake had been a strong one with a magnitude of more than five there are no immediate reports of casualties a controversial referendum is to take place in Guinea which the opposition says is an attempt by president alpha Conde to cling on to power there have been violent protests since October against the possibility of him serving another term the United Nations is calling for better use to be made of water to help fight climate change in a report for you when the outlines ways in which better management of water resources limits global warming BBC news you're listening to weekend from the BBC world service with me James camara sunny and with us for the rest of the program until at eight thirty GMT are our guests this week cash from Bani Basu who's an Indian born author and journalist based in the U. K. and John camp that British broadcaster journalist writer and polymath as we discussed earlier on and should brownie I I'd mentioned I teased earlier in the program you'll work on that it says a spy so much more and a campaign against to to get recognition just tell us who she is and where things are at the moment right Sir my name is unorganized con she was a she's one vote to heroin she was a descendant of Tipu so done that's where the princess comes from up and down well she was a she was a secret agent in the second World War she was infiltrated into occupied France the first woman radio predicted to be sent into this field did fabulous walking dead really dangerous area for three months and then was betrayed captured along a put in isolation tortured and eventually she was killed in Dachau concentration camp but she went downstream in Labor Day so they couldn't break his spirit and she was awarded the George cross with the bravery of by Britain and France gave the crowd the Gator so increased that sun life financial life but tell us about getting her recognized here in the U. K. and what's the latest with **** is right so I think the book about to close by princess the lack of noted not con in two thousand and six and ever since then my readers wrote to me saying you know we need a memorial for hobby you know what is this this fantastic story we didn't know about so I did start to campaign and we had a memorial fund in Gordon square unveiled by princes and but I had applied in two thousand and six will appeal block for her which was simply not getting through it is actually if used on the first one just explain just explain tallest as well the blue plaque is so the blue block is a sign put outside houses saying that a bus and a famous person lived there between these areas and it's it's a lovely because I love blue plus you walk down a London street did you see but you know once lived here or a you know Jo Jo will live to and it's really it's something that that that is very nice and I thought a blue block outside her house in Devon street would be lovely but the first application was rejected and then I realized again and well the good news is that she has she is getting her blue block it's been cleared and in twenty twenty this year noting that come in have a blue plaque outside her house nice they Nemo I'm sure there will be a blue plaque saying John Kampf the polymath lived here at some point John I'm but you mentioned that you'll you'll need book is about Germany tell us about you'll you'll writing on Germany and and what the thesis as well actually talking a blue box for a second Jamie where we live in Bloomsbury with in in central London which is sort of a blur bokeh and isn't it well it's the it's the it's the great right center I don't particular home was where John Masefield lived and is Sir but we haven't put a blue plaque out because apparently if you will have a group like we have to pay for it and I just thought well actually that's something that some of our residents can collectively do but anyway back to the the here and now I've just literally this week put together finished off a book I'm looking at Germany's political resilience since it's almost an ode to Germany a place where I lived twice and it's in praise all to use the word I used earlier resilience responsibility reliability and what Germany has done since the war water data and accommodating notwithstanding all the problems of the one million refugees from North Africa and the Middle East from two thousand and fifteen how it's dealt again not was not withstanding problems with unification in a way that I don't think any country I know could have dealt with a with a few problems as as it's had and really when one looks at the U. K. which I think it's just been through the throes of brexit hello I'm a look to the United States and many other countries Germany still seems to me to be a beacon that is fighting for the values of liberal democracy I just won the you you were talking earlier about whether the one of the effects side effects of the pandemic will be a desire by populations to have more centrist less populist leaders how do you see that playing out in Germany where where for full full that you said that there is a policy the AFT to the far right which is done extremely well and got elected to to some pretty significant places a journalist like economists should your whole football pundit should never make predictions because whatever they make always turns out to be the opposite but in my in informed hunch is that we have seen the high water mark of the F. T. it's a particularly vile polity that has appealed to the resentments particularly of people in the former GDR but also across Germany it's not unique in their policies with all the names but the same mindset across Europe and across the world but I do wonder and it's in a recent German regional election Han but it was down it is now being put on or part of it is being put on the watchlist by the federal office for the constitution I wonder whether the the aeration just gradually going out of fashion people again will be looking for a more of a great German style sense of consensus politics John thanks very much and for Bonnie I'm going to turn now to the economic impact of the coronavirus which is being huge of course facing governments across the world announced measures to help their citizens cope with the consequences of the pandemic on Friday the European Commission said the E. U. would suspend its strict rules on public spending that would allow governments to turn on the Financial Times to counter the slump in economic activity both the.

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"john masefield" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

13:15 min | 2 years ago

"john masefield" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Thank you good luck this is great that will remain the most entertaining part of this interview we have to track wow that really brings back I was no laugh track that I was the the studio audience yes run of the studio already yeah so is it a lot like it's it is more theater and then film by a long shot no it it that was what was ecstatically fun about third rock from the sun is preparing a twenty five minute long farce in the course of about four days once a week twenty two times a year it was it was so much fun and and I've worked on other sitcoms which I will not name where there there was no studio audience and yet there was laughter dubbed in afterwards and I watch the ship those shows afterwards and I think something's wrong here there's there's laughter and jokes that just aren't that funny white by god ours were authentically Hilarius and there would be moments of fifteen seconds of laughter that was so spontaneous and electric and it is something you want to get in theater because that's what we were doing we were doing theater and and the cast was a bunch of theatre artists who were really really good at it you know that makes sense now as I was watching some of the shows in doing research for this interview there really is a kind of relationship with that live studio audience and the timing of things based on when they're laughing at all my god reach we use we use blind sided them with the jokes and you can hear sometimes they would simply explode and we would just hold on hold on hold for the laughter to the point where they had to get cut cut off in the end it turns out took up too much time is that part of why you do you do theater every few years I mean it it feels like I mean you just recently did one hit Hillary Clinton with Laurie Metcalf yes on Bure you played Bill Clinton yeah yeah I've been the been playing all sorts of political Titans the last few years it's everybody tells me that doing theater keep some really sharp yeah I mean I've told you I I grew up in the theater and to me it's it's that kind of taproot of just about everything I do I I mean to the extent that I'm special in movies or even TV drama I think it's what I bring from theater I am a C. act trickle performers sometimes to excess I wish I had a nickel for every time a director has told me to take it down a bit on this next take you know in fact it's a kind of compact I make with every director that I'll go full out and it's up to you to dial me down otherwise they won't get any of the good stuff when they're in the edit room it it's just it's and I'm sort of known for it I'm known to be a server the demon of excess and I'm happy with that in a sense you know I I did this movie that you I'm so delighted that you have mentioned it twice a small film called love is strange a few years ago where I was paired with Alfred Molina actor I've just a door and I adored working with him and we were directed by the filmmaker iris sacks and I were is whole technique is no acting in fact he would he said that so many times is okay this time no acting or less acting and both red and I had the experience on separate shooting days of hearing that for the first time and being being very miffed no acting well what do you think how cool and yet going on his trip going on his journey with him taking his advice and taking out all the acting and Fred and I did some of the best acting we've ever done you see that film and it's got such a calmness and simplicity and tranquil center and it's extremely moving and it was there I was at about age seventy getting an extraordinary acting this well let me go next to our callers Allen in Berkeley join us highland hi I just wanted to say John that I'd love to offer trail of trauma in the live reading of bill Miller report that happened in New York City this year I'd love to know how you prepare for that role and I also love to hear another poem from your book okay well I'll give you an answer and then I'll give you Paul on the the the live streaming it it was a live streaming we did something I've never done before live streaming on you too bye think it was a one and one hour and ten minute play which was put together by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Shanken which took part two of the mall report the part that dealt with obstruction of justice an abridged it down to a not an hour and ten minutes but every word of it was verbatim and almost all of it amazingly enough was dialogue I mean the mother report is full of reconstructed dialogue certainly I mean if you think of the the famous transcriptions of conversations that we've all read about they're all in that one hour long play and I guess I was told I was asked to do it about eight or nine days before hand I was told to pick my role I thought whoa I bet trump is a good role and they gathered together all these actors who were in New York at the time and ready to do it practically everyone said yes so it was me Kevin Kline as for Bob Mahler and that bending was a wonderful narrator Jason Alexander was Chris Christie Michael Shannon was who's down McCann that you have who who will Alfre Woodard Edie Sedgwick no Emmerich Aiden Quinn just this amazing bunch of actors they all said yes we all gathered at six PM and read it through once and then we performed it live I believe at eight PM with the cameras rolling it was directed by Scott Ellis very to the extent that it was directed it's a very very good Broadway cedar director put it together just effortlessly and we just let it rip we were reading and we didn't have to memorize a single word and in terms of characterization I I none of us did a blow by blow imitation except for Joel grey as Jeff sessions who was a sensational obsessions I simply do played trump trump is which is basically what how trump place trump did you want to read a poem for Ellen yes yes bed and why you're choosing that I me Y. eight choose to do this satire inverse and my Dumpty besides the fact that it's sort of sounds like trump but is there some parallel with the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme hello of course that's there there are a series of four two Dumpty rape trump to dump the poems that they they turn up all through the sequence of poems there also three rub a dub dub poems a lot of them are riffs on Lewis Carroll Edward Lear John Masefield I must go down to the sea again the lonely sea in the sun I've got a flotilla of ten big yachts and I'll pick my favorite one that's Betsy to boss of course I eat you know why do we we started off with Michael T. Flynn see that as the X. lieutenant general in fact I've told this story so many times many of your listeners have heard it but in fact that was the germ that sprouted into this book I was asked to perform at a New York public theater gala to play the Major General and to sing that song and I did it as Michael Flynn and I rewrote the third verse and that third verse is the first poem of the book if I hadn't done that this poem this book would never have even occurred to me and even at that it was the idea of my literary agent not mine I sang him that song and he said you've got a book there I could sell that tomorrow morning right poems about the V. extraordinary cast of characters of the trump administration the such a bizarre hilarious comic almost farce characters and is the idea just seemed completely natural to me I have had over the years I've written light verse doggerel verse most notably in my nine children's books which I have to send you for your children and I have written a you know I get I gave to commencement addresses to prep schools with small graduating senior classes and I incorporated the names of all the graduating alumni surprising them on stage as I do you know I've I've done these entertainments inverse so it came very naturally it was hard work but it is there the subjects were so delicious I just made a database of about thirty characters events and and and the the rhymes came well not easily but reliably so that's a that's the Major General song I was requested to read another I don't know whether what links we should use we only have this hour that's true enough but I'll read a short story there is is you perhaps I should read full of the Humpty Dumpty poems the trump to dump the problems all this is the very first poem in the book I read that and I'll read the last one okay because they go in different directions the dump the water a wall to stir up a rabid political brawl his Republican rivals both feckless and stodgy succumbed in the end to his rank demigod G. Dumpty's Walt made no earthly sense a boondoggle built at enormous expense but he promised in speeches despotic insure real he'd make certain that Mexico footed the bill jump to dump the kept insisting more and more citizens started resisting sadly there won't be an end to this tale at least until reasonable people prevail that's how I open the book and then about two or three poems from the end here's part four there are two others in between that I won't read and I wish you could see the illustration but it's radio so sadly you'll have to buy the book jump to dump the part for trump to dump the water the barrier brought as a wall but preferably scarier he wanted a fortress for beating and stout to keep all those meddling journalists out empty detested each sentence they wrote presidential harassment was getting his coat how could he countered there carping and slanders that impregnable ball work Sarah Huckabee Sanders and if you see the illustration it's a gigantic Sarah Huckabee Sanders I did see the shape of a wall with with Donald Trump or Dumpty rather serve cringing behind her John Lithgow reading from his book Dumpty the age of trump inverse it was therapeutic to write this yes it it made me feel like I was doing something you asked me before about my political reticence I came to an end really with the two thousand sixteen campaign not to mention the November seventh election results hi I just it's sort of am I just felt I had to do something well if you're worried about losing some of your audience as a result you're certainly getting a lot of love from this one the best listener writes Mr Lithgow's range amazes me he terrified me and ricochet with Denzel Washington as.

"john masefield" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

13:19 min | 2 years ago

"john masefield" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Good luck this is great that will remain the most entertaining part of this interview have track wow that really brings back I was no laugh track that I was a happy happy studio audience run of the studio so is it a lot like it's it is more theater and then film by a long shot no it that was what was ecstatically fun about third rock from the sun is preparing a twenty five minute long farce in the course of about four days once a week twenty two times a year it was it was so much fun and and I've worked on other sitcoms which I will not name where there there was no studio audience and yet there was laughter dubbed in afterwards and I watch the ship those shows afterwards and I think something's wrong here there's there's laughter and jokes that just aren't that funny white by god ours were authentically Hilarius and there would be moments of fifteen seconds of laughter that was so spontaneous and electric and it is something you want to get in theater because that's what we were doing we were doing theater and and the cast was a bunch of theatre artists who were really really good at it you know that makes sense now as I was watching some of the shows in doing research for this interview there really is a kind of relationship with that live studio audience and the timing of things based on when they're laughing at all my god we we use we use blind sided them with the jokes and you can hear sometimes they would simply explode and we would just hold on hold on hold for the laughter to the point where they had to get cut cut over in the other he took it out took up too much time is that part of why you continue to do theater every few years I mean it it feels like I mean you just recently did one hit Hillary Clinton with Laurie Metcalf yes on Bure you played Bill Clinton yeah yeah I've been the been playing all sorts of political Titans the last few years it's everybody tells me that doing theater keep some really sharp yeah I mean I've told you I I grew up in the theater and to me it's it's the kind of taproot of just about everything I do I I mean to the extent that I'm special in movies or even TV drama I think it's what I bring from theater I am a C. act trickle performers sometimes to excess I wish I had a nickel for every time a director has told me to take it down a bit on this next take you know in fact it's a kind of compact I make with every director that I'll go full out and it's up to you to dial me down otherwise they won't get any of the good stuff when they're in the edit room it it's just it's and I'm sort of known for and I'm known to be a server the demon of excess and I'm happy with that in a sense you know I I did this movie that you I'm so delighted that you have mentioned it twice a small film called love is strange a few years ago where I was paired with Alfred Molina actor I've just a door and I adored working with him and we were directed by the filmmaker iris sacks and I Riz whole technique is no acting in fact he would he said that so many times is okay this time no acting or less acting and both red and I had the experience on separate shooting days of hearing that for the first time in being being very miffed no acting well what do you think how cool and yet going on his trip going on his journey with him taking his advice and taking out all the acting and Fred and I did some of the best acting we've ever done you see that film and it's got such a calmness and simplicity and tranquil center and it's extremely moving and it was there I was at about age seventy getting an extraordinary acting US well let me go next to our callers Allen in Berkeley join us highland hi I just wanted to say John that I'd love to occur trail of trauma in the live reading of the mailer report that happened in New York City this year I'd love to know how you prepared for that role and I'd also love to hear another poem from your book okay well I'll give you an answer and then I'll give you a call on is the is the the live streaming it was a live streaming we did something I've never done before live streaming on YouTube I think it was a one and one hour and ten minute play which was put together by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Shanken which took part two of the mall report the part that dealt with obstruction of justice an abridged it down to an hour and ten minutes but every word of it was verbatim and almost all of it amazingly enough was dialogue I mean the mother report is full of reconstructed dialogue certainly I mean if you think of the the famous transcriptions of conversations that we've all read about they're all in that one hour long play and I guess I was told I was asked to do it about eight or nine days before hand I was told to pick my role I thought whoa I bet trump is a good role and they gathered together all these actors who were in New York at the time and ready to do it practically everyone said yes so it was me Kevin Kline as for Bob Moeller and that bending was a wonderful narrator Jason Alexander was Chris Christie Michael Shannon was who's down McCann yeah I have who who will Alfre Woodard Edie Sedgwick no Emmerich Aiden Quinn just this amazing bunch of actors they all said yes we all gathered at six PM and read it through once and then we performed it live I believe at eight PM with the cameras rolling it was directed by Scott Ellis very to the extent that it was directed it's a very very good Broadway cedar director put it together just effortlessly and we just let it rip we were reading and we didn't have to memorize a single word and in terms of characterization I I none of us did a blow by blow imitation except for Joel grey as Jeff sessions who was a sensational obsessions I simply do played trump trump is which is basically what out trump place trump did you want to read a poem for Ellen yes yes bed and why you're choosing that I me Y. eight choose to do this satire inverse and my Dumpty besides the fact that sort of sounds like trump but is there some parallel with the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme hello of course that's there there are a series of four two Dumpty rape trump to dump the poems that they they turn up all through the sequence of poems there also three rub a dub dub problems a lot of them are riffs on Lewis Carroll Edward Lear John Masefield I must go down to the sea again to the lonely sea in the sun I've got a flotilla of ten big yachts and I'll pick my favorite one that's Betsy to boss of course I you know I do we we started off with Michael T. Flynn see that as the X. lieutenant general in fact I've told this story so many times many of your listeners have heard it but in fact that was the German that sprouted into this book I was asked to perform at a New York public theater gala to play the Major General and sing that song and I did it as Michael Flynn and I rewrote the third verse and that third verse is the first poem of the book if I hadn't done that this poem this book would never have even occurred to me and even at that it was the idea of my literary agent not mine I sang him that song and he said you've got a book there I could sell that tomorrow morning write poems about the the extraordinary cast of characters of the trump administration the such a bizarre hilarious comic almost farce characters and it is the idea just seemed completely natural to me I have had over the years I've written light verse doggerel verse most notably in my nine children's books which I have to send you for your children and I have written a you know I get I gave to commencement addresses to prep schools with small graduating senior classes and I incorporated the names of all the graduating alumni surprising them on stage as I do you know I've I've done these entertainments inverse so it came very naturally it was hard work but it is there the subjects were so delicious I just made a database of about thirty characters events and and and the the rhymes came well not easily but reliably so that's a that's the Major General song I was requested to read another I don't know whether what links we should use we only have this hour that's true enough but I'll read a short story there is is you perhaps I should read apple of the Humpty Dumpty poems the trump to dump the poems all this is the very first poem in the book I read that and I'll read the last one okay because they go in different directions he dumped he wanted a wall to stir up a rabid political brawl his Republican rivals both feckless and stodgy succumbed in the end to his rank demigod G. Dumpty's Walt made no earthly sense a boondoggle built at enormous expense but he promised in speeches despotic insure real he'd make certain that Mexico footed the bill jump to dump the kept insisting more and more citizens started resisting sadly there won't be an end to this tale at least until reasonable people prevail that's how I open the book and then about two or three poems from the end here's part four there are two others in between that I won't read I wish you could see the illustration but it's radio so sadly you'll have to buy the book says trump to dump the part for trump to dump the water the barrier brought as a wall but preferably scarier he wanted a fortress for beating and stout to keep all those meddling journalists out Dumpty detested each sentence they wrote presidential harassment was getting his coat how could he countered there carping and slanders that impregnable ball work Sarah Huckabee Sanders and if you see the illustration it's a gigantic Sarah Huckabee Sanders I did see the shape of a wall with with Donald Trump or Dumpty rather serve cringing behind her John Lithgow reading from his book Dumpty the age of trump inverse it was therapeutic to write this yes it it made me feel like I was doing something you asked me before about my political reticence I came to an end really with the two thousand sixteen campaign not to mention the November seventh election results I I just it's sort of am I just felt I had to do something well if you're worried about losing some of your audience as a result you're certainly getting a lot of love from this one this listener writes Mr Lithgow's range amazes me he terrified me and ricochet with Denzel Washington as well as in dexter plus he's hilarious when does comedy but my favorite is children's work I love his singing in the.

"john masefield" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

03:10 min | 3 years ago

"john masefield" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Is how business gets done. Get your free account at zoom dot com today. Meet happy with zoom, Scott Goldberg ABC news. WBZ SM news headlines. Authorities say an elderly married couple has been killed in a crash with another vehicle in eastern. He as office at the victims of seventy nine year old John Masefield, and a seventy seven year old wife Virginia. Both east Bridgewater. Authorities say it appears Thirty-three-year-old Sherry Vasquez of eastern with speeding when she collided with a couple's vehicle. Police say she ran the scene, but was caught a short time later, Massachusetts environmental police. He's six underside striped bass from the man last night in New Bedford police say the fish were hidden in a duffel bag. Police did not identify the man but said he'd be summoned into court to face several charges, including possession of fish open. The recreational limit Red Sox and Astros tonight on WB SM our coverage starts at six ten forecast. Tonight, partly cloudy skies, low fifty one I'm Jim Phillips WB SM news. Strub yourself. It's time. But the Howie cars show, we cherish the open door that we want to create for our country, but a big proportion of those immigrants must come in through merit, and skill the word that they use merit. It is really a condescending word they sang family is without merit. Plead only heard titles like marriage, which is non merit. Married in the eyes of Donald Trump love from the Matthews brothers studios. We need ice. All inhumane deportation of inflation. We need to fight back, your captain Howey. I've noticed one of the talking points. These days is a tragedy. You know, bars losing his reputation or his legacy as being tinged because of his service in this administration. I don't think those people are really concerned about my legacy. Oh. It's largely being made to try to discredit me partly because they may be concerned about the outcome of a review of what happened during the election. Some of the explanations, I've gotten don't hang together. So in a sense, I have more questions today than I did. When I first started some of what things don't hang together. Some of the explanations of what occurred on shamed. I'm stumbled, it's very unusual situation to have opposition research like that, especially one that on its face had number of clear mistakes, and someone is you and analysis and to use that to get to conduct counterintelligence against American political campaign is a strange would be a strange development Rome, swabs hacks and moon bay where it's our God. Welcome.

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"john masefield" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:42 min | 3 years ago

"john masefield" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This uprising failed many thought that would be the end of this this movement against the Venezuelan government, but they persist in the one guy has called for new protests on Saturday for everyone to take to the streets in Caracas Venezuela. Their army is supporting a nNcholas Maduro in that screw show for him. But all sides, both sides know that the situation is very volatile can go either way. Russia. Nicosia other stories from our news task a majority of U N Security Council members have expressed fair for potential humanitarian crisis in the event of full scale military assault on the eight liberation of Syria Britain, France, the states and eight other members condemned the civilian deaths and targeting of hospitals and schools that scene one hundred fifty thousand people displaced Russia and China did not support the statement the head of a powerful congressional committee in the United States. This you'd subpoenas for six years of President Trump's tax returns, the democratic congressman Richard Neal who chance the House Ways and means committee announced the Niger after the Trump administration refused a formal request for the records this week and then Putin's latest display of sporting prowess failed to go according to plan the Russian president is often seen horse riding or showing off his judo skills night. He scored several goals during an exhibition ice hockey match in Saudi. Mr Bush celebrated with a victory lap, which came to an abrupt halt when he fell over on the ice face. First woods. The acclaimed British pert and writer Simon Armitage is being chosen as twenty fifth per laureate for fixed ten year period, he joins an esteemed line that includes Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, and Edmund Spenser here, he is reading from his poem. Give look at life from the viewpoint of a homeless person. Coppers are condense or saying for silver swallow, Soad's eat fire for gold escape from locks and chains. Is not as if I'm holding out for frankincense. Omer just change. You give me t that's big of you, a my knees. I beg of you. Correspondent Vincent Dowd. Told me more about the new poet laureate. So I've been Armitage is. Not a surprising appointment, he was on most people's list of possible appointees. He's a very well known part. He's now in his mid fifties. He's been publishing poetry for pretty well, exactly. Thirty years. He wasn't the only person people were talking about as a possible new laureate. No, this is always deeply mysterious because this is one of these very petitions where you never actually discover nobody would say on the record. Another people were talking about the whole bone poet in tears darker, who's a very very good parrot people within king. This might be a way of slightly redefining Loriot ship to refer to other parts of the world as well. We don't really know what happened there. But anyway, she has been appointed. And I think people think Simon dommage is going to be a very good in an era when bearing in one laureate. So now only appoint for ten years. It's not for life the way it used to be the given a decade really to speak up for poetry, and I would suggest. In some ways to speak helpful the use of language and the role of poet laureate. This is a very old road. And there have been some very interesting people held it in the post. It goes back to stick Steen sixty eight. They've been held for long periods of time because in that period, but only been twenty one of them so people you would have heard of if you're into literature like John Dryden, people you wouldn't have heard of like nNcholas Rowe and Lawrence Houston, who even aunts correspondence tend to be a little bit vague on. But in recent years, we've had Caroline Duffy. We've had Andrew motion Ted. He's jump at Chaman. John Masefield people that I suppose still around the world. Alfred Tennyson was probably the best known of all per laureates. I would humbly suggest a great Tennyson fan that he was probably the gracious laureates as well. But what I think is fantastic genuinely is that motion and Duffy have somewhat redefined the role into being people who speak up for poetry and speak up. For language, and I think that's much better more useful for society. Especially in this world. We live in. Correspondent Vincent Dowd with that report. The my news this hour. The UN says who the rebels in Yemen are about to withdraw from three vital ports that handle most of the country's supplies. You're listening to the newsroom coming up to four twenty GMT. The United Nations says at least sixty five African migrants drowned when that boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. It's one of the worst migrant disasters in the Mediterranean this year. A spokesman for the UNHCR abound said European states needed to do more to prevent deaths. So it's really a desperate situation. We have been calling on states for building up search and rescue capacity in the metro train, Ian via been showing our concern of not having any boats to rescue these people's, and we hope that our calls are heard to save more lives as as we continue to see more. That's in the meant Ballack from the UN h c. Middle East analyst Alan Johnston has moti tales. Now, the really major disaster in the woods, the meditating say dozens of migrants dying as they attempted to reach Europe shows this unfolding waters about forty miles on that Tunisian coastal city of facts and local fishermen. It seems bouncing some sort of rescue effort managing to pull some sixteen survivors out of the water. Many more missing the UN workers, tell us that they believe that at least fifty drowns, but Tunisian officials talking in terms of at least seventy and we know that this boat was carrying people from sub Saharan Africa. We're not sure exactly which countries, but we know that they left from the area around the city of Harare down on the Libyan coast Suara an area where we often hear of migrants boarding boats and setting out for Europe, Libya is an extra. Hornell difficult place for the migrants has they funnel through North Africa on their way, hoping to reach places like molten and Italy France, and so on, but it is a particularly difficult place right now, there's fighting for more than a month around the capital Tripoli with the Libyan warlord general half amounting, a really major assaults. Life is tough in that corner of Libya. Flavian migrants are very much more vulnerable. We hear them routinely enduring the most appalling conditions in Libya, we hear of something akin to to slave markets on occasion, people being forced into slave labor migrants being kidnapped held for ransom relatives back in the countries of sub Saharan Africa being forced to come up with money to to get the freedom. So given all this happening the conditions in Tripoli the fighting now in Tripoli you can. Imagine the desire of many migrants to to make that final step in their journey and get aboard birds and try to get to Europe Middle East analyst, Alan Johnston to Australia now, where it seems to the demise. If they made in devil may have been premature the iconic creatures declared endangered in two thousand eight after large numbers died of face cancer. But now, it seems the animals are adapting to coexist with disease. Beth Timmons went to make the scientists studying how nature is fighting extinction. That noise that was to devils. Imagine hearing ten fifteen doing that. That's blood-curdling say, it's.

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"john masefield" Discussed on Geeks in Love

Geeks in Love

05:54 min | 3 years ago

"john masefield" Discussed on Geeks in Love

"Religion. Let's see jerry goldsmith and not want to accentuate the film's comedy with music. Feeling take drama. To the point of silliness he folks on the planet. Shocker is is most difficult task in an interview for the book. Captain's logs harve bennett. Blame the movie's failure on star trek the next generation which was being which was playing on tv at the time of this movies being released. But that's not the reason why it failed. It's just i wanted to say is convoluted it just has. It's trying to be a character piece. With a stupid plot. The humor sometimes falls flat. We have a barren planet. Let's see there's actually something coming up soon here that wanna find. Oh here it is. Good timing right. So the god column. In which the false god appeared was created by rapidly. Rotating a by rapidly rotating cylinder through which light shown. We'll see soon. The result appeared on film as a call of want ran. Fairing used to beam splitter to project actor. George murdoch's head into the cylinder giving the appearance at the false god resided within the call on so right. Now we're just seeing the prison. I'm not sure what it's supposed to represent. But if he's residing within the call. I always say to prison because he's a dangerous entity i would say this waltz. My guess by the way that line all i ask is a tall ship and a star to steer by steer her by it actually is john masefield. Poem sea fever. Something else coming up here. Okay here ya.

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