Category: Drama

You Can’t Take It with You by George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman’s post-Depression comedy, You Can’t Take It with You, is in many ways the perfect three act play. The first act is a simple and direct introduction to the characters and the major conflict/event. There’s a Romeo & Juliet tale playing out… Continue Reading “You Can’t Take It with You by George S. Kaufman”

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”

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”