Treading the Boards

Not plays/ballet/opera by title but rather FICTION surrounding performers on the stage. So you can have Shakespeare in Love but not a specific play by the bard unless it depicts the making of a play, as in Hamlet.


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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) No play by Shakespeare except those that in themselves feature "plays within the play," though, right? (I see you did add "Hamlet," so presumably "Midsummer Night's Dream" would also qualify ... as well as Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead," where the Player King is rather an important character, too?)


message 2: by Bettie (new)

Bettie One


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) "One singular sensation, every little step she takes
One thrilling combination, every move that she makes ..."

One of the greatest musicals ever!

(Which reminds me: it should be on this list as well ... and now is! :) )


message 4: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Here is another fav of mine that would fit in here too - along with this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILP...


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) "Dirty Dancing" was already on the list (had added it together with "Chorus Line") ... and now, so are "Chicago," "Cabaret," and, for that matter, Isherwood's "Berlin Stories!" :)


message 6: by Bettie (new)

Bettie You are the best! It is lethal for me to start looking at clips from musicals as I just can't stop. I'd like that part from Singing in the Rain where debbie Reynolds does the singing and the curtains are pulled back but can't find it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads My grandfather took me to Singing in the Rain for my 8th birthday. Great choice - I loved it.


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