Children’s Theatre, Not Mere ‘Child’s Play’

Children’s Theatre, Not Mere ‘Child’s Play’ David Harradine’s most recent post on the Guardian theatre blog highlights the great children’s theatre currently being produced in London by companies that typically only play to adult audiences.  As Harradine also notes, children’s theatre in general continues to work to overcome the (mis)perception that it is inferior to … Continue reading

To Film or Not to Film Live THEE-EH-TAH

To Film or Not to Film Live  THEE – EH – TAH I’ve always paused and reflected, when, at the end of a sitcom, a voiceover remarks, “This episode of Three’s Company [or insert your favorite show] “was taped before a live studio audience.”  The emphasis on the “liveness” of the audience is intriguing.  Would … Continue reading

American Theatre, Young Americans, and “National” Theatre Identity

American Theatre, Young Americans, and “National” Theatre Identity Elizabeth Vincentelli, theatre critic for the New York Post, has also joined in the discussion that Isaac Butler’s got going at the Parabasis blog.  In her post, “The Young and the Restless,” she addresses the oft-heard concern about how to get more (pre-)pubescent patriots to go see … Continue reading

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