15 August 2008

Dramatis Personae Non Gratae

This post is part #5 in a series of 10 rants about my ex-books. Parts #1 and #2 will help to set the scene. Parts #3 and #4 contain relevant squawking.

This section of The Ex-Libris List reads like a syllabus for the average undergraduate theatre history course. Probably because I acquired most of these texts because they were course requisites in a class I took somewhere or another. In any case, it makes me feel like I should hurry up and get a Ph.D. Then I could (maybe) get a job teaching these classes. So I can have nice things. Like health insurance.

All you theater folks, please note: Prior to assembling this list, I checked to make sure I didn't have a copy hidden somewhere. I rummaged through the stack of plays stashed on the top shelf of my closet. I have a feeling you know the type-- Xeroxed, binder clipped and coffee stained.

For visual interest, I am offering a photo from a production during my undergraduate days. The production was of a monstrosity not worth mentioning. I dare you to play Spot the Crow.

The List, Part V
The Oresteia by Aeschylus

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Lear by Edward Bond

Four Plays by Anton Chekhov

Plays 2 by Caryl Churchill

by Michael Frayn

The Complete Plays by Sarah Kane

The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh

Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill

Betrayal by Harold Pinter

A Woman Alone and Other Plays by Franca Rame and Dario Fo

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

And just like that we're halfway through!


cadillac margarita said...

virgina woolfe is one on my all time favorites! Saw it in Ashland a few years ago and was blown away...

this is a great series of posts, btw. i would do one with my movies, but i am obsessive about them, and rarely lend them out. if i do, and it has been more than 2 weeks , i hunt them down, and banish the culprit to a "no rental" penalty for at least 6 months...or as long as it takes me to forget that they keep my shit for more than 2 weeks.

as for spot the crow, i say you are the one in the queen of hearts getup, standing with the preggo alien in middle.

k. crow said...

Good idea but sometimes takes longer than 2 weeks to get through a book...

You get your birdwatching badge for successfully spotting the Crow.