Archive

Category: Dramaturgy


Categories
Dramaturgy

To Tell a Secret, to Teach a Lesson

Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive” is one of the most important plays of the last 50 years and takes on the patriarchy in a unique and unflinching manner.

Categories
Dramaturgy

Big Bad Brecht

Bertolt’s Brecht’s ‘Verfremdung’ isn’t so scary. It merely aims to be “That which makes the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.”

Categories
Dramaturgy

The Soul and the Shine: “She Loves Me” in Transit

Like many acknowledged classics, “She Loves Me” had a long and compelling genesis, but for songwriting team Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock it was “love at first write.”

Categories
Dramaturgy

Moving Target: The Ballad of Robin Hood

Why the longevity and mass appeal of Robin Hood? Well, if everyone’s favorite outlaw stands for anything, it’s the reminder that we’re all in this together.