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VonNoble   

While I was recently tuned into a conversation about Broadway 

productions - it occurred to me I had read a great number of

plays (scripts) in my life time.  

 

Which one would be my overall favorite.   

Not so much the production but the writer.

 

Sophocles, Shakespeare (spell check accepted that version,) Ibsen,  Arthur Miller?

Ya got a favorite? 

 

von

 

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Key   

I still, to this day, have trouble following Shakespeare. Miller is fine.

The name for some reason eludes me at the moment, but I do enjoy a more recent contemporary. I research and get back to you.

As far as written plays go, I do love "Death of a Salesman" and "Hasty Heart". Much underlying meanings and exploration of psychosis or psychology there.

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VonNoble   
8 hours ago, RevBogovac said:

Goethe, whenever I feel a bit pessimistic his work just reminds me we were screwed up long before any of this... :blush:

 

GREAT approach.    I read this a couple of hours ago and I am still chuckling.  Thanks.

 

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VonNoble   
8 hours ago, Key said:

I still, to this day, have trouble following Shakespeare. Miller is fine.

The name for some reason eludes me at the moment, but I do enjoy a more recent contemporary. I research and get back to you.

As far as written plays go, I do love "Death of a Salesman" and "Hasty Heart". Much underlying meanings and exploration of psychosis or psychology there.

 

Did you ever notice in"  Death of a Salesman".....we never know what Loman is selling?

Thanks for sharing.   I'll look forward to additional notes in this thread from you.

 

I did not peek but I am thinking "Death of a Salesman" was a big award winner for Miller. 

 

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Key   

And for the record, per my opinion, "Les Miserables" is better as a play than on film. Just thought I'd toss that in there, though I know I could have easily done the same in a different thread on the topic of film vs stage.

Can't place exact reason for it. Maybe that imagination thing, or maybe because the stage actors are often trained singers. Or maybe because you aren't forced to focus on one actor in view, as you are in film. I don't know.

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mark 45   

Shakespeare."two gentlemen from verona".recently saw "much ad about nothing,set in a plane factory during world war 2.different.

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Key   

I may have had my first "senior moment" regarding that recent contemporary. I can't seem to find him now.

Ah, but the classics will do fine, as long as the English is comprehend-able to me. 

Reworking the old plays into modern settings is nothing new, but don't always click the same, in my mind. It would depend greatly on the writing and interpretation of the play, goes without saying. (But I said it anyway.)

"King Lear" and "Othello" come to mind. Whereas, "Much Ado About Nothing" might work, as it does involve some comedy.

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VonNoble   
On 9/9/2017 at 2:23 PM, Brother Kaman said:

Gilbert & Sullivan are by far my favorite.

 

Oh how did I forget them!  ALWAYS an enjoyable night out for me.

Thanks for the push to remember some wonderful past events in my life. 

 

Good choice. 

 

von

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Aristophanes.  His comedies paint a convincing portrait of Athenian life at the time.  He also ridiculed and satirized his political opponents and contemporaries, a trend that continues in comedy to this day.

 

I'm also a fan of Shakespeare's plays.  Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and the Scottish play are my favorites.

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VonNoble   
20 hours ago, LeopardBoy said:

 

I'm also a fan of Shakespeare's plays.  Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and the Scottish play are my favorites.

 

Is there any chance you read or saw Equivocation ( Bill Cain)...?

I am thinking I don't care for it one bit.  

Which usually indicates I don't really  understand it.   I might need some help with it.

 

Thx 

 

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