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The Importance of Being Earnest
4.17
it was amazing
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
 
Medea
3.83
it was amazing
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
 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
3.79
it was ok
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
 
Night and Day
3.51
liked it
Holy crap-snacks , Batman! A comedy in the same way Eugene O'Neils "The Iceman Cometh"is a comedy. Who the hell wrote the dust jacket description? Nig ...more
Apr 02, 2016
Apr 01, 2016
 
Coriolanus
3.71
it was amazing
With this surprisingly good play, I finish the task of reading all of Shakespeare's plays.
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 27, 2015
 
The Lion in Winter
4.23
it was amazing
A brilliant play that fits well with Shakespeare Histories I've been reading. But more then that it had a strong intelligent modernist voice. Brevity ...more
Nov 13, 2015
Nov 13, 2015
 
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
3.70
it was amazing
I was really surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did. The subject matter is wealth, status, and being an outsider (a upper crust Jewish family in th ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
 
Pericles
3.40
really liked it
Very different from his other plays, more of a fairy-tale/myth then a drama arc. I did enjoy it more then Love Labours Lost. It's different style from ...more
Sep 25, 2015
Sep 25, 2015
 
Children of a Lesser God
3.98
it was amazing
Very well written, I don't know how feasibly it could be produced on stage, I would really like to see a production of Children of a Lesser God
Jun 09, 2008
Jun 08, 2008
 
Antony and Cleopatra
3.67
liked it
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
 
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)
3.94
it was ok
Clever, and sometimes funny but it never really creates the fun of Star Wars or the language of Shakespeare.
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 29, 2014
 
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
3.44
liked it
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
 
Richard II
3.76
it was amazing
A underrated play that questions the very nature of power and rule. A landscape not of nobel kings falling or noble kings rising, but a play of young ...more
Oct 26, 2015
Oct 26, 2015
 
Mr. Peters' Connections
2.53
it was ok
What?
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
 
A Few Good Men
4.21
really liked it
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
3.39
liked it
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
 
King John
3.30
really liked it
I liked the character Philip Faulconbridge who for most of the play is called just "Bastard". Much like the Fool, He's only character with a clear vie ...more
Nov 19, 2015
Nov 19, 2015
 
Henry IV, Part 1
3.81
it was amazing
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
3.77
really liked it
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
3.38
liked it
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
 
Translations
3.82
it was amazing
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 Man Who Knew: the Early Years a Play About Martin Harris 1824-1830
1.00
did not like it
Lacking every component of drama, making scenes out of minutia, then summarizing the actual dramatic parts of the story. A retelling of the Joseph Smi ...more
Dec 05, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
 
The Shoemaker's Holiday
3.35
liked it
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
3.56
really liked it
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
3.36
liked it
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
 
Dr. Faustus
3.79
liked it
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
3.97
it was amazing
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
3.96
liked it
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
 
Bent
4.23
it was amazing
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
3.84
it was amazing
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
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