Why’d You Pick This Play?

My Fort Lauderdale-based theatre company, Thinking Cap Theatre, is currently midway through a four week run of the Florida premiere of Cleansed by Sarah Kane.  During post-show conversations with guests, I have found myself regularly answering the question: Why’d you pick this play? I wish now that I would have put this question back to … Continue reading

Let’s Talk about Titus Andronicus

I’ve just finished reading for the first time Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s first tragedy and one of his earliest plays–scholars date its composition to circa 1589-1592, and the first Quarto version of it was printed in 1594.  The play’s style is very much in keeping with a subgenre of plays popular in the 1580’s, known as … Continue reading

Dramatic Pause

Unfortunately, I have had to take a dramatic pause from Drama,Daily for the past few days so that I could prepare for my trip to other coast.  I’m out in Los Angeles this week to present at the Comparative Drama Conference.  I’ll be seeing some shows while I’m here, including Sheila Callaghan’s Lascivious Something, so … Continue reading

Dramatic Salon Signs #2

Scissor + Emporium = Scissorium, of course. Go there and get cut up. They have lots of scissors. Coming soon: Review of Sarah Kane’s Blasted, directed by Jospeh Adler, at Gable Stage in Miami. Wow!

The Kane I “Crave”

A- “There’re worse things than being fat and fifty.” / “Being dead and thirty.” How about dead and just weeks shy of 28? As my appreciation of Sarah Kane’s plays continues to grow, I find my frustration with her death mounting, also. I want more Kane.  But this is a craving that will go unfulfilled, … Continue reading

Raconteur: Or, Once Upon a Play(wright)

Raconteur: Or, Once upon a Play(wright) We have all told our own story, or at least parts of it, to someone. We have all been out somewhere and overheard someone telling someone else another person’s story. Something like this: “I knew a guy once (upon a time) who…” or “There was this old lady who … Continue reading

‘Camp’ Camp; Or, Blog Band Camp for and about the Exaggeratedly Theatrical

‘Camp’ Camp; Or, Blog Band Camp for and about the Exaggeratedly Theatrical The inspiration for this post came from Josh’s comment yesterday on my “Metablogging: Drama Daily 2009 Recap” post.  In brief, Josh got a camp vibe from Sarah Kane’s plays.  This association hadn’t occurred to me when I first read some of her work … Continue reading

Metablogging: Drama Daily’s 2009 Recap

Metablogging: Drama Daily’s 2009 Recap As 2009 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on the plays and topics Drama Daily has covered and what lies ahead for this theatre blog.  Since its inception last March, this blog has discussed and/or reviewed approximately 40 plays, which are listed below in ABC order by author’s last … Continue reading


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

The Cult of Sarah Kane

The Cult of Sarah Kane (1971-1999) Sarah Kane has become to the theatre world what Ian Curtis of Joy Division has long been to the alternative music world: a beloved cult icon.   Their darkly inspired works remain as dark and inspiring today as they did when they were first created.  Both Kane and Curtis … Continue reading

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