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Book Review: The Trial Of God

The Trial Of God (As It was Held On February 25, 1649 In Shamgorod):  A Play In Three Acts, by Elie Wiesel One can tell in looking at this book that the author is aiming at a play that hits … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts:  The Crimes Of Grindelwald:  The Original Screenplay, by J.K. Rowling It is worthwhile to ask why it is that I would be interested in reading the screenplay to a movie I have already seen and generally like [1].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Circle

The Circle, by W. Somerset Maugham I do not think this is among the author’s best works, for at present the only work of the author’s I read about in other books is his classic novel Of Human Bondage.  However, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three One-Act Plays

Three One-Act Plays:  Riverside Drive, Old Saybrook, Central Park West, by Woody Allen In reading the plays of Woody Allen, one has to confront some very unpleasant realities.  For one, there is a certain similarity across the plays of Woody … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Floating Light Bulb

The Floating Light Bulb, by Woody Allen One of the things that I have only recently discovered is that Woody Allen is not only an actor, screenwriter, and director, but also a writer in other genres as well.  This particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three Plays: Desire Under The Elms / Strange Interlude / Mourning Becomes Electra

Three Plays:  Desire Under The Elms / Strange Interlude / Mourning Becomes Electra, by Eugene O’Neill At least one of these plays is good, because it redeems this lengthy (more than 400 page) collection of drama by a lamentably overrated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three Plays: Anna Christie / The Emperor Jones / The Hairy Ape

Three Plays:  Anna Christie / The Emperor Jones / The Hairy Ape, by Eugene O’Neill Eugene O’Neill is widely considered to be among the best playwrights ever in the United States concerning drama, having one four Pulitzer prizes for his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Iceman Cometh

The Iceman Cometh, by Eugene O’Neill I have mixed feelings about this play.  On the one hand, it tells a very compelling story of the way in which alcoholism (and other addictions) helps people preserve the illusions that keep them … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Moon For The Misbegotten

A Moon For The Misbegotten, by Eugene O’Neill Although this is not the author’s best-known play, and although it has a lot of very cringeworthy elements (more about this anon), there is a lot about this play to appreciate.  Without … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Goat, Or, Who Is Sylvia?

The Goat, Or, Who Is Sylvia, by Edward Albee This play won the Tony Award for best play in 2002 and the author views it as notes towards a definition of tragedy.  I want you to keep that in mind, … Continue reading

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