Posts from July 2024

Posts from July 2024

SOUND WORDS, JULY 7, 2024

AIN’T ANYTHING MEANER THAN KILLIN’ BABIES In Marc Connelly’s wonderful 1930 play, The Green Pastures — wherein heaven is viewed through the eyes of African-Americans in the Deep South — there’s a telling scene involving Pharaoh and a court official identified as the head magician. Pharaoh’s order to drown the male Hebrew children has been carried out, but his hatred for the Hebrews hasn’t abated, and he’s still trying to come up with something to make the Israelites’ existence more…
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