Category Archives: drama

Hamilton on Broadway—-by Lin-Manuel Miranda

O…M…G!   We saw Hamilton in New York yesterday and it was great! We took the two hour bus trip into Manhattan and walked out of Port Authority towards Broadway.  On the way, we stopped at

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Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

This is the book club selection for December.  It’s a five act play, originally written in 1897.  The play swept the audiences of France with its charms of gallantry and romance.  The swash-buckling Cyrano . . .

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Two Plays: A Raisin in the Sun; August: Osage County

I am intermittently reading plays, you know. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is/was on my summer reading list  . . . see  Summer Reading Plan 2015. And occasionally I color outside the lines and read something NOT … Continue reading

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Fences by August Wilson

Zipping along on my Summer Reading Plan for 2015.  How are you doing with yours?  Mine is heavily weighed with drama selections this year.  I just finished Fences by August Wilson. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1987.

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The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

Another play set in the “sunny” south.  This one was written in 1939 and the setting is the living room of the Giddens house The time period for the whole drama is two weeks.  It’s about relations with the relations! 

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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

If you were going to read only five plays in your lifetime, I would hope you would put The Glass Menagerie on your list.

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Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

First of all, I was brought up to think his name was “George” Bernard Shaw.  But this copy, and some bios insist he hated the name George and didn’t use it at all.  You can call him anything but late … Continue reading

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Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel

This is a short lovely play about five sisters living in Ireland in the 1930s.  You might have seen the movie with Meryl Streep, which was good, but reading the play makes it come closer to home.

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The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

It’s on the summer reading list.  This is the third time I’ve read it–once in 1989, in 1995, and last night.  If I were to name one thing to identify this play it would be the sound of the axe … Continue reading

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Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon

What a romp.  Hitting right on the mark of growing up in Brooklyn in the early 1940s– and the dialogue getting comfortably under your skin . . .

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