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Book-It Repertory Theatre

Creating Magic

A note about the author from our dramaturg As a dramaturg, the forces and elements that shape a work’s creation fascinate me. Like the geological forces that have shaped the earth’s landscape and topography, there’s a story behind every story. Even with a work of fantasy fiction, where an imaginary world of magic is conjured up, […]

The Life of Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett, born in Maryland in May 27, 1894, popularized the hardboiled detective genre that provided the foundation for “film noir,” and created some of the most enduring characters in fiction with Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon) and Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man). Hammett drew on his experiences as a detective for […]