Tag: shakespeare

  • Pericles? I can’t even afford ONE cle!

    Despite the wasteland of theater activity that summer typically is, I’ve been doing all kinds of random junk for the past couple of weeks, but I’ve been too busy pulling weeds and barricading myself against the heat to update my blog (also…I started a brand-new play).  So, this week will involve some catch-up, beginning with my most…

  • Monologue sledgehammer

    I saw a tedious play a few weeks ago, and one of my issues with it was its reliance on monologues.  Each of the three characters had her own ten-to-fifteen-minute speech, during which she elaborated on her feelings and background.  More recently, I saw a play I liked quite a bit (Tigers Be Still, at…

  • Boycotting Billy

    I’m on a first-name basis with Billy Shakespeare.  Have been, since college.  As playwrights, we all need to remember that Billy was a human being and, dare I say it, a non-contemporary colleague.  Like any artist, he had to balance his creative spirit with the need to feed himself and his family.  Not all of…