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Here is the link to Ken Arnold's website: 


He refers to the play as "House of Bedlam."  The title change was made to avoid any backlash by the public due to the media bashing of EP at that time.  And we also had some difficulty with Omar Pound not being confident in the public accepting a play about his father.  Critic David Richards of the now defunct Washington Star gave us good coverage in his Theatre Column in the Star.  Richard Coe also covered our production for the Washington Post. 

--Bob Bowen 

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From: "Roxana Preda" <[log in to unmask]> 
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Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2014 5:29:27 PM 
Subject: Re: Ezra Pound Society website and little magazine 

Hi Bob, 
"Ezra in Bedlam?" Oh, I'm all ears! 
You know, I would like to collect these things, plays, fiction and   
poems about EP, I mean we should know about those efforts and archive   
them. They are attuned to the times and give us a measure of how Pound   
was read and interpreted over the years. 
Thank you so much for mentioning this play, I'll look it up. If you   
come across further such titles, please let me know. I have made a   
place on the website especially for them. Some must make us cringe,   
but some might be good, who knows? It's a whole field of investigation   
I am very curious about. 

Thank you for registering as a member, I plan to keep things moving! 

With all my best, 

Quoting [log in to unmask] on Sun, 11 May 2014 21:57:49 +0000: 

> Roxana: 
> Thank you so much for "Make It New."  The first time I read those   
> words from EP I felt like he pushed the right button merging my   
> heart with my brain as one in all that I do.  Since that moment I   
> have tried to always work them together.  Using the brain without   
> the heart begets evil, the heart without the brain renders foolish   
> outcomes.  Too bad that youth is wasted on the young as we spend   
> most of it learning how to die at peace with the world. 
> I just subscribed to "Make It New" and look forward to many hours   
> experiencing the work of Ezra Pound.  I was the Literary Manager at   
> the New Playwrights' Theatre of Washington in the 1970s when we   
> produced a new play "Ezra In Bedlam" by Ken Arnold of Philadelphia.    
> That was the inspiration for me to open my mind to the real work of   
> Ezra Pound rather than the mainstream media bashing published during   
> my youth. 
> --Robert M. "Bob" Bowen 
>   Chairman, Constitution Party of New Mexico