Tag Archives: drama

Audiobook Review: Shakespeare: The World As Stage

Shakespeare:  The World As Stage, written and read by Bill Bryson Having enjoyed Bryson’s humorous account of a trip along the Appalachian Trail [1] and being a fairly intense bardophile of the Stratfordian type [2], like the author, this was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creative Writing Masterclass: Writing Plays

Creative Writing Masterclass:  Writing Plays, by Lesley Bown & Ann Gawthorpe In reading this book, one has to ask oneself a few questions:  do you enjoy writing plays or have an interest in writing plays for the theater, radio, or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:  The Original Screenplay, by J.K. Rowling I find it hard to believe that this is the third review on the title Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find them that I have made [1].  … Continue reading

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The Play Was A Great Success, But The Audience Was A Disaster

Oscar Wilde, a man familiar with wit, drama, and disaster, is reputed to have once made the following quote:  “The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.”  Considering the near uniform success of his comedies like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Bible

The Illustrated Bible:  A Dramatic Reading Of God’s Story, by Jeff Anderson and Mike Maddox [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Bibles.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a book that turns out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: Parts One And Two

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child:  Parts One And Two, a new play by Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne [Note:  Spoiler alert.] There are a few things that a … Continue reading

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An Ode To Monsieur Jourdain, Or The Past And The Pending

In Moliere’s well-known play The Bourgeois Gentleman, there is one particularly well known line where the eponymous main character, one Monsieur Jourdain, expresses a considerable amount of shock and surprise that he had been speaking prose all his life [1]. … Continue reading

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No Exit

As a tenth grader I had to participate in a dramatic reading of the play “No Exit” by Jean Paul Sartre [1].  The play is somewhat short and consists of three main characters (along with the porter who shows the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Barbra Streisand

Let me share a secret with you. I dislike most of the music of Barbra Streisand, and those times where I hear her often melodramatic songs on the radio, I change the station. But, like most people, I assumed she … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eight Plays

Eight Plays, by Moliere, newly translated, with an Introduction, by Morris Bishop I remember first being interested in Moliere’s plays, many of which I have read before in other translations, as a college student who read drama for fun, a … Continue reading

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