Monthly Archives: July 2014

How will this fadge?

I saw Act One of a messy Twelfth Night this evening, but I won’t go on about it (been there, done that on Facebook), except to reiterate that Viola’s famous ring speech ends with two lines of precise iambic pentameter, … Continue reading

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No Sacred Cows Allowed

My last rant was on the pedantic nature of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, which is more of an essay than a play, in my opinion. But there are other plays that stick in my craw much more than that one, … Continue reading

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Please, No More Polemics Masquerading as Plays

I was having a discussion with my friend Jan the other night about The Crucible, a play we both loathe, and it gave rise to a larger issue: the polemic-as-play dilemma. My gripes with The Crucible are legion. For example, … Continue reading

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