Book #35: Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley

It’s always nice to have a comedy to lighten your spirits after reading lots and lots of tragedies. Thankfully, this is exactly what Crimes of the Heart did for my American Drama course.… Continue reading

Book #34: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard

I think it’s safe to say that absurdism isn’t exactly my thing. After working my way through a handful of Edward Albee’s plays, I was ready to move on to different things, but… Continue reading

Ben Affleck fights for his innocence in the first official ‘Gone Girl’ trailer — VIDEO

Originally posted on Inside Movies:
[ew_image url="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2013/12/11/Gone-Girl-EW-First-Look_612x380.jpg" credit="" align="left"] The beautiful, brilliant, and “amazing” Amy Elliott Dunne is gone and all accusatory eyes are laser-focused on her too-handsome husband, Nick. It’s a cruel but…

Book #34: The Sandbox, by Edward Albee

So, it’s a little difficult to try to articulate your feelings about something that took you about seven minutes to read. Obviously, The Sandbox is a very short play. It features the same characters as The… Continue reading

Book #33: The American Dream, by Edward Albee

If you’re looking for a good example of Theatre of the Absurd, I’d say The American Dream is for you. I don’t have a ton of experience with Theatre of the Absurd, but this play… Continue reading

Book #32: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee

During the course of my Modern American Drama class, there have been several benchmark plays that I’ve been most excited to read, particularly those that are renowned as classics. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? obviously… Continue reading

Book #30: The Zoo Story, by Edward Albee

We’re starting a rather different unit in my Modern American Drama course since we’re moving into four of Edward Albee’s plays. Albee is an absurdist, and as that title might imply, his plays… Continue reading

Book #28: Picnic, by William Inge

First of all, I need to make a disclaimer: if you noticed that I jumped from book #25 to #28 from my last review to this one, it wasn’t because I’ve forgotten how… Continue reading

Book #25: Tea and Sympathy, by Robert Anderson

When I started reading Tea and Sympathy, I had no idea what to expect from it. I’d never heard of it until seeing it on the syllabus for my Modern American Drama class,… Continue reading

Book #24: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

The Crucible is probably one of the better known American dramas, largely because of its connections to true American history. The play takes place during the Salem Witch Trials, but Arthur Miller famously… Continue reading