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  • The Hunt for Red October [Bill Johnson]
    Anatomy of a Plot: A review of the plot and an exploration of how the story's plot was constructed.
  • City of Glass [Bill Johnson]
    The Artist as Storyteller: A review of Paul Auster's novella
  • The Exorcist [Bill Johnson]
    Setting Out a Story's Promise: "A review of the prologue of The Exorcist that examines how the author set out the promise of the story -- an epic battle between good and evil -- and began to deliver on that promise in a way that reassured his audience of his ability to tell a story."

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  • Romeo and Juliet [Bill Johnson]
    The Passion and Power of Love & Hate -- A review of Shakespeare's play about tragic love.
  • The Iceman Cometh. [Bill Johnson]
    A review of Eugene O'Neill's play about pipe dreams.
  • 'night, Mother [Bill Johnson]
    "Marsha Norman's brilliant play about a mother, a daughter, a suicide."

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