Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Small Fraternity

We opened Four Quartets last night at Provision Theater—on the 125th anniversary of TSE’s birth.  Airborne! And we learned that Figures of Speech Theatre’s John Farrell is performing Four Quartets tonight at Bates College in Maine. (The DaPonte String Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 (Op. 132) in A minor as part of the […]

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The Oxford English Dictionary Is Our Friend!

I am embarrassed to admit how long I read East Coker’s Lines 157 – 161 with a patently wrong meaning of the word “prevent” in mind—as in to preclude.  It is even more embarrassing to admit that in fact I had no idea that there was another, earlier meaning: to anticipate, to provide, to go before.  […]

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