MY FIELDS OF WORK
the human realm . . .
The unfolding of human experience
These are articles on my websites that portray remarkable individuals. They are not just people of significance in the arts, but those who have a place in history as well.
Show Me & Show Me Again
A two-play festive tribute to American Musical Theater
BOOKS & BLOGS
Listings of the books in my personal library -- being steadily cataloged online at both Goodreads and LibraryThing -- along with the links to book reviews I've written, profile pages I have, and the various blogs I maintain.
Songs & Lyrics
SONGS & LYRICS
FILMS AS SELF-DISCOVERY
An experience-based approach I developed using movies and music to surface those meanings one lives by. Through YouTube and Google+, it lifts up segments of personal narrative in a guided online exploration and closed sessions of The Human Realm Group on Facebook.
CLASSIC MODES OF HUMAN BECOMING
. . . & the Artistic experience
. . . & the Religious experience
beholding . . . & the Philosophical experience of life
behesting . . . & the Historical experience of life
besteading . . . & the Political experience
belonging . . . & the Scientific experience
behaving . . . & the Psychological experience
(The articles on each of these people from the book can be found in full on Gateways Into The World
IN THE PRESS
I wish I could write to you in good English how much I enjoyed reading the part of your manuscript on Nikos Kazantzakis. In reality, I wish I could read the whole book!
Writer and widowed wife of Nikos
(As Thomas More in Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons) Ruyle scarcely leaves the stage for a moment. A fact for which the viewer is grateful, as Ruyle offers a captivating characterization of More. His More is unmovable in his moral convictions, yet throughout all of More's twisting, hair-splitting moral arguments one never loses sight of the man's endless reserve of wit and humor.
Your thesis on the actor [Cagney's customary word for referring to himself] was most flattering and I'm sending you sincere thanks for your kindness. You may be sure I will remember the things you reminded me of in the Cohan story. Aside from the hard physical work of the dancing he was relatively easy to do, but your observations gave some moments in the picture values to me.
American Film Star
(As Grandma in Edward Albee's The Sandbox) Ruyle's Grandma was an excellent characterization, especially since the entire play runs only a few minutes. But in that short time Ruyle presents a tender-humorous-pathetic-noble old lady who is at once simple and heroic, believable and absurd, tragic and comic.
GAINESVILLE DAILY SUN
I am very touched by what you write to me and what you have written about me.
. . . The prize [which she won twice!] is the Italian equivalent of the Pulitzer, which is given by the President of the Republic and no President of the Republic ever had a reason to love me.
. . . I am sending you the book [Letter To A Child Never Born] and will also send you my new book as soon as it is published. I defend very strongly the isolation I need to write, and so, sometimes, I lose contact with the good people like you.
Italian writer and journalist
(As Atticus in To Kill A Mockingbird)
. . . And yet the production somehow regains its balance for some memorable final flourishes. Ruyle's closing remarks to the jury are stirring.
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It brings ALL of my online sites together into a unified working network.
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