Category: Play

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”

Review: Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Lysistrata by Aristophanes Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 19 Plot/Story:3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. How did I miss this one?  It had been sitting on my shelf and “TBR” list for far too long.  Lysistrata is one of the original… Continue Reading “Review: Lysistrata by Aristophanes”

Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By Edward Albee Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD:  59 Plot/Story:  4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful Edward Albee’s play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is intoxicating – literally.  With every turn of the page, the reader… Continue Reading “Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee”

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