Monthly Archives: May 2005

Blackout!

Perfection Learning brings us a PDF sampler of their Drama for Reading And Performance textbook, featuring none other than a section on teaching the David Ives short play Variations on the Death of Trotsky. That’s right, dissect that humor! Kill … Continue reading

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They Don’t Cook in ’night, Mother

Dan’s mention of Marsha Norman comes the day after this conversation: Angela D. Isn’t there a play where they cook onstage? Mike Yeah, last year there were plenty of plays with cooking in them: that Korean one— Nancy V. Cookin’. … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Neil Simon

(VINNIE opens the door. FELIX UNGAR is there. He’s about forty-four. His clothes are rumpled as if he had slept in them, and he needs a shave. Although he tries to act matter-of-fact, there is an air of great tension … Continue reading

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