Category Archives: Drama

Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose (audio)

Most people know this story already. A teen is accused of murder, and the jury must be unanimous in its decision: guilty or not guilty. It seems a slam-dunk decision, until one man votes not guilty, and sets out to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne

(based on a story by JK Rowling, and in collaboration with John Tiffany) Many years after the end of the Harry Potter series, a new story starts centered on the children of several characters of the original series. In play … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Children's, Drama | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Hard to know what to say about this one. I saw the play about 18 months before I read it. I quite enjoyed the performance, though I felt a little lost every time they switched into Shakespeare-speak, because Shakespeare’s language … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot is a French absurdist play written by an Irishman who then translated it himself into English. There is no plot. Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet at a tree every day and talk, while they wait for … Continue reading

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Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw

Saint Joan is a play that explores the life, death, and canonization of Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc fascinates me and always has. She’s one of those people that I would love to go back in time to meet, … Continue reading

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Hedda Gabbler, by Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler has married on a whim and is now bored out of her mind. She escapes that boredom by manipulating the people around her, especially those who have loved her in the past. After reading and loving A Doll’s … Continue reading

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Readathon: No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sartre

In this play, three people who have died and gone to Hell are placed together in a single room with no way out. They don’t know why they’ve been placed there, or why they’ve been put together. They slowly come … Continue reading

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