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Discipline: A Play

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DISCIPLINE, a theatrical play, is an award-winning romantic comedy that has us spending two evenings in the apartment of Harold Jenkins, a man many would consider a nobody. Helpless against the powers that control his every hour, Harold rebels in the only way he knows how - sexual hyperactivity. Lilly, Harold's less-than-generous lady love, keeps Harold's sexual advances ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published December 29th 2011 by iUniverse (first published December 27th 2011)
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Michael Andrews
Mar 13, 2015 Michael Andrews rated it really liked it
I don't think that I have ever read a play before, at least without not being a perfomer of the play. So I didn't really know what to expect when I received a reviewer's copy of Discipline.

Any hesitation that I had that I wouldn't get into the style vanished within the first couple of pages and I found myself drawn into the developing scene very quickly. Being a play, it is obviously 99% dialogue which I found excellent. There was no flowery decriptions of the scenes or people, just the setting
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J. Giambrone
Apr 02, 2015 J. Giambrone rated it it was ok
Discipline

(I was sent this play as a part of a Goodreads review group.)

The play opened with a smidgen more superficial detail than I would have preferred. The setting descriptions seemed unnecessary. All these details finally culminate in, “She sits, doing nothing.” Not a bold move. It can only get better, so...

At first the dialogue is strained with an unlikely musing about nipples. The characters ease into their banter, and something seems odd about the world, a mysterious “they” which may or m
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Michael Gardner
Apr 06, 2016 Michael Gardner rated it it was amazing
What a good play. Although it’s supposed to be performed, it’s also fun to read. The best analogy I can think of is a modern Waiting for Godot inspired story with wordplay like Dr Seuss has started writing for adults that’s been set in a New York apartment. The dialogue is an education for anyone who wants to read and learn about writing good dialogue. Sharp, witty, clever and well-paced. It’s a beauty of a story too with a riveting conclusion. If this ever gets performed in a theatre near me, ...more
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Gerard Bianco holds an MFA in writing. He is an author, copywriter, and writing coach.

His short stories have been published in a number of literary journals and his teachings have appeared in writer’s magazines and in books on writing, including: Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers.

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