Suggestions: Lacking Larry McMurtry, George Segal and reside theater

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The reveals should go on

Thanks for Jessica Gelt’s report on the quandaries of theater producers making an attempt to get again in enterprise [“Arts Long to Burst Out of Doors,” March 25].

I’ve learn loads in regards to the reopening of film theaters, however not practically as a lot in regards to the potential reopening of reside theater, despite the fact that the stage expertise suffers way more than the film expertise by watching it on-line or on a TV display screen.

Please maintain us updated about this.

Don Shirley
Sherman Oaks

Shirley is a former theater author for The Occasions.

McMurtry’s works stay with us

Concerning the appreciations of Larry McMurtry by Rick Bragg “He Let Us Into Superb Worlds”) and David Ulin “Larry McMurtry, Grasp Regionalist” [March 30]: Although Larry McMurtry has left us for that lone star within the heavens, his canon of distinctive and assorted literature stays.

Impressed by the each the guide and miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” my spouse and I made a decision to subscribe to Starz/Encore for the only function of revisiting the wealthy, wicked, ignorant and clever characters.

The portrayals are pitch excellent — Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones appear born to embody the roles and souls of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Name. Contemplating McMurtry’s vary of writing, from “The Final Image Present” to “Phrases of Endearment,” I conclude that the late writer is to Texas what Mark Twain is to the Mississippi.

Ben Miles
Huntington Seashore

An actor might be missed

Concerning “George Segal, star of ‘Virginia Woolf’ and ‘Goldbergs,’ dies at 87″ [March 23]: George Segal was a gifted nice banjo participant and a flexible actor in movies like “The Scorching Rock,” “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The place’s Poppa?” and so many different great movies. He might make you snigger, he might make you cry, he might do all of it.

With a twinkle in his eye or frustration in his voice he might convey a variety of feelings we might all really feel and respect. It didn’t matter if he was on the large display screen or doing a sitcom in recent times: He was all the time constant and decided to convey his characters to life and be plausible.

He knew his craft nicely and he was a beneficiant, pure performer who will all the time be remembered with love and appreciation by many. He was a person who might painting an everyman, simply relatable and all the time achieved with “A Contact of Class,” one other enjoyable film.

He might be missed and all the time remembered and treasured by a grateful viewers.

Frances Terrell Lippman
Sherman Oaks

No TV calendar in Calendar

No “What’s on TV This Week?” I didn’t learn one article within the Calendar part. There was nothing of curiosity to me. However I had to go surfing to search out “What’s on TV This Week.” Please maintain it within the print version.

Harlan Levinson
Los Angeles

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I’ve subscribed to the L.A. Occasions for about 30 years, and I perceive as a result of COVID-19 pandemic that the newspaper has turn out to be a lot smaller, which incorporates Monday by means of Friday exhibiting solely highlights of TV applications within the Calendar part.

However I used to be very shocked so see that on Sunday, March 21, there weren’t any TV listings. Subscribers are nonetheless paying some huge cash yearly to have supply Monday by means of Sunday, but the paper has shrunk and what’s essential to many viewers has disappeared.

Sure, we will go on our TV information to see the day’s listings, however there are a lot of I’m certain that maybe don’t have a TV with this function. If it weren’t for some listings, I’m certain many viewers wouldn’t pay attention to particular applications, and so forth.

Is there a purpose that Sunday now not has listings, or was this just for this Sunday?

On one other topic, is there an anticipated month when the paper “would possibly” return to the unique contents and dimension?

Judy R. Martin
Los Angeles

Editors notice: TV highlights run in Sunday Calendar when house permits.

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