Oh, Max. It’s partly your fault…this whole debate about liveness, live arts, media, mediation, mediatization, and so on. Somebody get Max in on a panel discussion. At a thrift store somewhere in America’s Northeast hangs my 10-year old self’s long lost Max Headroom t-shirt. Oh, the number of times I have asked myself why, why, … Continue reading
“Name that Play” Revealed There was no shortage of revivals of traditional holiday plays, not to mention adaptations, parodies, and spin-offs of this repertoire, all over the country this season. Holidays, after all, are perfect settings for plays because they are inherently so dramatic, so action-packed, so climactic, so emotional. Throw some spiked eggnog, pretty … Continue reading
Aaah, the dramatic insights that other people’s rubbish affords us. See Studies in Crap, Alan Scherstuhl’s Village Voice blog.
Links Thank you to George Hunka for this post over at Superfluities Redux, which directs our attention to an interview of Sarah Kane by Dan Rebellato (Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London). This 65-minute interview from November 3, 1998 was likely her last interview before her death in February 1999. Just a reminder to South … Continue reading
Name that Play One of the characters in this recent American play, which received its official world premiere production in 2005, is an anthropomorphized apartment. Merry Christmas! UPDATE Clue #2: It was written by a woman playwright. Clue #3: Title gives a nod to one of Brittany’s exes Clue #4: Before its world premiere in … Continue reading
Dramatic Shopping Cart, Bowie, MD
Before Gaga, There Was Aphra: Or, Liz Duffy Adams’ Bisexual Bombshell (Review) For more than a century, scholars, activists, and playwrights have found personal, political, and literary inspiration in writings by and about Oscar Wilde, catapulting the 19th century Anglo-Irish author to mythic status as an icon for the contemporary gay movement. The 17th century authoress Aphra Behn is now experiencing something akin … Continue reading
Conundrum Stages Names that Play: Yasmina Reza’s The God of Carnage Drama Daily’s 2nd installment of “Name that Play” was correctly identified by Ft. Lauderdale-based actor and president of Conundrum Stages, Kevin Johnson. Conundrum was founded five years ago as a play reading series, featuring classic and contemporary works by established playwrights, and it typically holds … Continue reading