Tag Archives: drama

Book Review: No Exit & The Flies

No Exit & The Flies, by Jean-Paul Sartre I first became familiar with the writings and thinking of Sartre [1] as a high school student doing a dramatic reading of the part of Garcin in No Exit.  I happened to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding, by Federico García Lorca in a version by Ted Hughes It is easy to see, when one knows a little about the lives of both García Lorca and Ted Hughes, why the materials in this play were of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Present Laughter

Present Laughter:  A Light Comedy In Three Acts, by Noël Coward I enjoy light comedic drama [1], and although this piece is fairly obscure, it is an enjoyable drama nonetheless, with some moral reservations.  Laughter is generally a way we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Playwright’s Handbook

The Playwright’s Handbook:  For Beginning And Professional Playwrights–A Complete Guide To Writing A Full-Length Play And Getting It Produced, by Frank Pike and Thomas G. Dunn I purchased this book when I went to my last Powell’s trip, and although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making 02:  Screenwriting, by Robert Edgar-Hunt, John Marland, and James Richards As someone who likes reading and writing dramatic material [1], this book was appealing to me from the point of view of someone who has a practical interest … Continue reading

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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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