Category: Drama

What I Read in January

Somehow, I managed to read (or finish reading) nine books in the month of January (2021). I wasn’t expecting such a high number, but I think the fact that I was on vacation for ten days at the start of the month helped. I… Continue Reading “What I Read in January”

Angels in America

I just finished my third read of Angels in America. I guess it is one of those rare texts that doesn’t just invite itself for a revisit, but is almost a necessary lifelong companion. Speaking as it does to homosexuality in America, and to… Continue Reading “Angels in America”

Thoughts: Trifles (1916) by Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell’s Trifles (1916) is a one-act play that would ultimately inspire another of her works, a short story called “A Jury of Her Peers.” The story is loosely based on an actual event, the murder of John Hossack, which Glaspell reported on while working as a… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Trifles (1916) by Susan Glaspell”

Thoughts: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 24 A Streetcar Named Desire is my first experience with Tennessee Williams.  Going into this work, I knew very little about it and I knew very little about the writer. … Continue Reading “Thoughts: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams”

Thoughts: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

As You Like It by William Shakespeare Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 14 I have been away from Shakespeare for far too long. I have taken two courses in Shakespeare, one in college and one in graduate school. In both cases, we… Continue Reading “Thoughts: As You Like It by William Shakespeare”