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YOU MUST REMEMBER THESE By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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Even before movies talked, they contained memorable quotes that were printed on a card to be seen, but not heard. The voices of particular actors and actresses reciting specific lines from certain... More > films have served to enhance our enjoyment and memory of many motion pictures over the years. In this book, I have used 100 famous, and not so famous quotes, from various movies as the actual titles to the 100 poems that I've written in recognition of their cultural impact. You must remember, if not all, then at least, some of these.< Less
DEATH OF A CHORUS BOY By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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It is 533 B.C., and the Greek playwright, Thespis, is writing a new play. Although he is known to us now as the father of tragedy, and had won top prize at the festival of Dionysus in November, 534... More > B.C., for his innovative work, Thespis is now attempting to write a comedy- "Death, Take a Holiday." This piece, however, pokes fun at the gods. If they do exist, he'll have to answer to them. If they do not exist, how many people who do believe in the gods will be angry with him? Regardless, the show must go on, because, well- there's no business like show business.< Less
Quirky Quest for an Honest Man By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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Ask almost anyone about Diogenes, and he or she will say that he went around in broad daylight among the people of Athens in Ancient Greece, 4th century B.C., with a lit lantern, and when questioned... More > by his fellow citizens as to what he was doing, Diogenes answered, "I am just looking for an honest man." Although there are many anecdotes about Diogenes, not too many particular things are known about him. It is documented that he died in 323 B.C., but the date of his birth has been given as 404 B.C. and 412 B.C. My stage play concerns many of the statements that Diogenes had made throughout his life- verbatim. However, some of the story that I have woven may or may not be true, but as a plot for a hero, I think it works.< Less
UNFORGETTABLE LINE-UPS By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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To sports enthusiasts, the term "line-up" means the team that will be put on the field to play the game. In baseball specifically, "line-up" refers to the batting order of the... More > particular team. Such "line-ups" are much different from those that are organized and put forth by the police on a daily basis. Here is the story of a man who was involved in two unforgettable police "line-ups" within a month- once as a willing and paid participant, and the other as the main suspect of the crime.< Less
WHERE THE FOUR WINDS BLOW By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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This one act stage play is set in the present in New York City, with characters based on Greek mythology portraying principal parts. The main theme is how humanity must adjust to natural phenomena,... More > such as climate change, as well as social changes, such as the movement toward the validity of LGBT.< Less
IF THE FATES ALLOW By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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This is the story of Orpheus and Eurydice with a new twist. They have dwelled in the underworld for more than 3,000 years. Now their afterlife depends on new scientific capabilities. The fate of the... More > Fates hangs in the balance as well.< Less
The Trial of Adam and Eve By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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Imagine if Adam and Eve had been granted a trial by God.
The Trial of Adam and Eve By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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Imagine if Adam and Eve had been granted a trial by God.
A DON IS BORN By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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This is the familiar story of a young man who was too good-looking for his own good. How handsome was he? Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty herself, was head over heels in love with him.
The Changing of the Gods By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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The supreme ruler of the Greek gods, Zeus, is given 48 hours to get out of Mount Olympus by the supreme ruler of the Roman gods, Jupiter. Why is Zeus afraid? Jupiter has a new weapon- a pistol.