Let’s talk just a little bit more about The Dirty Talk. The play is very…written. It puts two characters into a situation, where they have dialogue and backstory. It’s so mechanical that my only thought while watching was, “Boy, I hope I don’t write like this.”
But I do. Nothing’s wrong with a conventional play, a play in which you can see the playwriting. And I can see it now in Norwegians, though I don’t want to.
Should I forge ahead, conventions and all? Or should I start something more offbeat? And what can I do that still fits in with the Western Canon theme that Philosopher Kings suggests?