July 9th, 2012 06:05 pm    Comments Off on SECOND POST – JULY 9, 2012 – GURU PROSCIA’S ADVISORY PAGE, PART III

SECOND POST – JULY 9, 2012 – GURU PROSCIA’S ADVISORY PAGE, PART III

SECOND POST – JULY 9, 2012 – GURU PROSCIA ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS FROM DEVOTED READERS OF SYRPER: This question is from Atrash Otarsh of Ulan Bator, Mongolia. QUESTION:  Dear Guru, I am a Mongolian faith healer.  Recently, a patient wanted me to extract his liver and replace it with a VW radiator.  What purpose would…

February 28th, 2012 07:30 pm    Comments Off on SECOND POSTING: PART SECOND OF "THE LEGEND OF STINGY JIM";

SECOND POSTING: PART SECOND OF "THE LEGEND OF STINGY JIM";

SECOND POST:  WE HAVE BEEN, ONCE AGAIN, HONOURED BY THE GREAT POET LAUREATE OF THE EAST AND SOUTH PACIFIC, SIR RUN RUN SHAW IIXX.  Here is the second part of his masterpiece: “The Legend of Stingy Jim”.                                                                         PART  SECONDOnce in Poletown in Detroit, his slithering silhouette to feed at Zosia;With slurred-up speech so gutter-born,  so Brooklynese, spot-on Leo Durocha;That’s how…

February 20th, 2012 03:56 pm    Comments Off on SOME FRESH NEWS AND THEN PART II OF SYRPER ANALYSIS OF DR. ASSAD;

SOME FRESH NEWS AND THEN PART II OF SYRPER ANALYSIS OF DR. ASSAD;

February 20, 2012 – Syrian security agents active in the area south of Damascus have arrested 14 army deserters and their confederates after the latter raised a white flag, Syrian state television reported.  My sources tell me that 5 of the terrorists were killed in that operation and that a “significant” cache of weapons was seized.  Some…

February 12th, 2012 04:04 pm    Comments Off on SYRIAN PERSPECTIVE GOES TO THE THEATRE PART II;

SYRIAN PERSPECTIVE GOES TO THE THEATRE PART II;

February 12, 2012 – In order to properly appreciate the lustre of our theatre reviews, you should scroll down to the Part I and then scroll back to this, Part II.  Francis Shepherd-Bates, pictured above, ably directed the play    Ms. Knisely and her three male cast members, put on a Russian accent for the play…

January 27th, 2012 06:56 pm    Comments Off on PART TWO OF OUR TAKE ON "THE TEMPEST";

PART TWO OF OUR TAKE ON "THE TEMPEST";

January 27, 2012 – We have discussed already the cacophonic introduction – the echoing tympany drums and the strobe lights with wind machines and jostling masts evoking the image of a great storm as conjured up by the vindictive castaway-magician, Prospero.  The production staff has to be congratulated for putting on a wild, tumultuous scene with what money it had. …