Archive for September, 2009

Gentleman Stage Adaptation Reviewed

I finally got around to tracking down a review of Indiana Rep’s adaptation of The Gentleman from Indiana, which was staged as part of their 2006-2007 season. It’s a very exhaustive review, and here’s the lead: “Adapted by James Still, this Gentleman is an upbeat, old-fashioned tale of virtue beating out greed and graft, and of the down-home integrity of small-town rural life. If this sounds something like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ that wouldn’t be too far off the mark.”

Play the Greens Where Tark Putted

As far as I can recall, Tarkington never wrote about golf, and so must have practiced it as a social adept rather than as an actual enthusiast. (Compare with his wit regarding one of his passions, painting, as documented in Rumbin Galleries and Some Old Paintings, among others.) A country club was the setting of many of the stories in Women, and seemed the object of some satire there. In any event, here are the details of the Kennbunkport Historical Society tourney…