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Death and the King's Horseman: A Play
3.73
A thought-provoking, exciting, and multi-layered play -- it was definitely challenging, though, and I know it would be well worth re-reading; I enjoye...more
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
A Streetcar Named Desire
3.96
It's crazy that it took me 7 months of living in New Orleans to finally read this one. Also, I guess I shouldn't be surprised by how good it is. I lov...more
Mar 05, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
Antigone
3.52
It seems weird to give a classic only four stars -- like, "OK Matt, how would you improve this text that has inspired generations of great thinkers?"...more
Feb 03, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
 
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
3.90
I quite enjoyed this one and can't wait to see it performed at the first possible opportunity. The fluid relationships and sense of uncertainty runnin...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
Gem of the Ocean
3.94
I'm a huge fan of August Wilson, and am undertaking a reading of his Century Cycle. This one is a great start to it -- full of the rich and intricate...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
King Henry VI, Part 2
3.66
Much political intrigue in this one...it's really startling how purely power-madness drives most of the characters in this play. Other Shakespeare pla...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
The Visit
3.92
A strange and enveloping play. It draws you in as it marches onward toward tragedy, with moments of odd humor throughout. It's surreal, for sure, but...more
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
Faust, A Tragedy: Interpretive Notes, Contexts, Modern Criticism (Critical Editions)
3.98
I think I should have studied this one in a class or something, or at least applied myself more resolutely to reading every interpretative note and re...more
Feb 18, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
3.79
I remembered that I liked this play, but I forgot how powerful it is. Riffing on jazz, race, class, education, and many other topics, this play is one...more
Dec 31, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
Henry VI, Part 1
3.54
I didn't know that Joan of Arc was in this play or...well, actually I knew effectively nothing about this play. It's not as brilliant as many of Shake...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
 
Twelfth Night
3.95
Malvolio is one of Shakespeare's funniest characters. I can't wait to direct my students in this play!
Jan 2008
Dec 28, 2007
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