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H. W. Janson – History of Art

The famous art historian we know as H. W. Janson was born as Horst Waldemar Janson in Russia on October 4, 1913. Prior to his long career as a teacher and scholar, Janson studied at the University of Munich and in the art history program at the University of Hamburg where he was a student…

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Farce: Pure Entertainment

A farce is a literary genre and the type of a comedy that makes the use of both verbal and physical humor. It uses deliberate character exaggerations and funny situations to entertain the audience. Farce is also a subcategory of dramatic comedy that is different from other forms of comedy, as it only aims at…

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Mime: Telling a Story without Words

“The Mime Actor must have in his head the material of a Novelist, and in his body the muscles of a Gymnast, and above all an ideal in his heart.” —Etienne Decroux The craft of mime has always fascinated me. The technique and artistry involved is simply breathtaking. With the use of facial expressions, hand…

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Leonard Covello

Born in 1887 at Avigliano, Italy, Leonard Covello was an educator, most known as the founder and first principal of the Benjamin Franklin High School and for his work on behalf of the children of Italian and Puerto Rican immigrants. Leonard Covello fought to have the Italian language accepted as part of the high school…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD