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The Importance of Being Earnest
As a college student I avoided this play like the plague. On posters or flyers there would be pictures of actors in period costumes. It looked, well, ...more
May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009
Antony and Cleopatra
First read through, seems to follow a similar pattern to the Henry IV plays. Antony is very similar to Hotspur, blinded by honor he is unable to rule ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
It could be called the Wounding of The Tycoon. Like Death of a Salesmen, this playis about a selfish man, justifying a selfish existence. Using his mo ...more
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
While well written, it was highly predictable, another cynical portrait of the under class, and the glimmer of hope asked for by Tillie does not raise ...more
May 31, 2008
May 31, 2008
A Few Good Men
What I like about this play is that the characters are created only out of their dialogue, there is minimal stage direction, sets or notes on what the ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
A problematic play to say the least, a story around male friendship that is lost in a fairly convoluted plot that I can't imagine setting well with a ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Henry IV, Part 1
I play about war, honor, family, drunkenness, amorality, and prostitution. Basically Game of Thrones set in England, Scotland and Wales. What! are you ...more
Feb 2012
Jan 28, 2012
The Master Builder (Thrift Editions)
I enjoyed the interesting interplay between Halvard Solness and the female characters of the play, I found it far more interesting then the more obvio ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Timon of Athens
Worth further study, the first half is an interesting look at human nature, but the second ,Timon's isolation, seems to be pulling from sources that m ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
I enjoyed how the meaning of the word "translation" expanded and changed as play progresses. We see the power of names within a culture and that chang ...more
Apr 09, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
The Shoemaker's Holiday
A lot of late 1600 century topical humor and speech, but the light story and repetition quickly squared my understanding away. I'd rate it up with som ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Angels Fall
I very good two act play, I was confused by the chaos of first act, but that was point, characters thrown into each others drama by a unreal situation ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
Troilus and Cressida
The tragedy isn't the shallow, foolish lovers, its the tragedy of high flown ideas and the myth of heroic war. Achilles so highly praised, is a bragga ...more
Aug 23, 2014
Aug 23, 2014
Doctor Faustus
There is some great word play, but it seemed incomplete as if it has been cobbled together from several sources. Which I found out it was, there are n ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
A Streetcar Named Desire
People don't want to see love, sex, or abuse as complex; they want to place ideas into happy, well defined squares that do not bleed over into grey ar ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 28, 2009
Suddenly Last Summer
I could give a canned review, but this was just the first read through. In his interview in South, Tennessee Williams mentions this as one of his pers ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
I spare play, that packs the emotion punch of a A-Bomb. Seeing this play performed, would almost be to hard to handle. Some writing, drama or other- w ...more
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
I well paced comedy, that sets a time and place well. Simon is not over the top or reaching for laughs, just quick, witty dialogue what creates a rich ...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Anna Christie
The dialects were a little rough at the beginning, and and can't say the character Burke is likable, but a strong story, with character that were most ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
A Tempest
A deceptively simple play. Césaire is not as much as retelling of The Tempest but is using the familiar tropes found in Shakespeare's play to examine ...more
May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
Our Town
This play is like a Norman Rockwell painting you sees on a pharmacy calendar, it makes you smile and feels nostalgic, but you know it represents an Am ...more
Mar 05, 1996
Jun 21, 2008
As You Like It
I rated the play itself at five stars. It's the on-page commentary that is a tad too scholarly and dull. This is why high-school student and other cas ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Driving Miss Daisy
I very simply play, more about what isn't said then what is said, nothing too exciting, just the small drama of three character moving toward old age.
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May 16, 2013
Wow, 400 BC (around and about) and till applicable today. Medea really sent my mind popping, I'm writing a short story inspired by this play.
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Mrs. Warren's Profession
I very interesting play on morality and capitalism, the language is stilted but the ideas still carry weight and consideration.
Jun 2012
May 31, 2012
The Fever
I don't really see how this could be a performance piece. It was easy to read, but I don't know really how to rate it
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
The Cherry Orchard
Comedy? I guess that Comedy is the closest suitable description for the Cherry Orchard. It's a play without a protagonist or antagonist, and no real c ...more
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
Boys' Life and Other Plays
This boy's life: 3 stars
Fun: 4 stars
Nobody: 3 stars
Middle Kingdom: 2 starts
Lip Service: 4
Aug 23, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
A Lie of the Mind
Maybe it will grow on me, It was enjoyable but just not as good as True West
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
Remembrance and Pantomime
Subtle, don't know if I'm ready to review, I'll get back to you.
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
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