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[Free eBook] Sean O'Casey: A Life by Garry O'Connor [20th C Irish Political Playwright Biography]

Sean O’Casey: A Life by British author Garry O’Connor, an award-winning playwright and novelist also known for his theatre biographies, is his biography of the titular late Irish playwright, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. 295 more words

Free Ebook

Tennessee Williams' Catastrophe of Success

Four days before the 1947 Broadway opening of A Streetcar Named Desire, the New York Times published an essay by Tennessee Williams on the depression he’d experienced after the success of… 536 more words

Nonfiction

The "Playwright's Intent" and the Dangers of the "Purist"

It’s always exasperating to see people scolding directors for “desecrating” a canonical play or a canonical playwright’s “intent” because they cast actors of color, cast a disabled actor, or removed something racist (or sexist, antisemitic, ableist, etc) from the work. 1,373 more words

Theatre

10 of the Best Plays by Women Dramatists

The best plays by women

As Virginia Woolf pointed out in A Room of One’s Own, Shakespeare’s hypothetical sister Judith would have found it impossible to make it in the world of Elizabethan theatre. 1,050 more words

Literature

Collection of Marketa's Creative Mojo

One of our Fearless Leaders, Marketa is always jotting down beautiful words and mini-expressions of art and inner musings, like a shot of expresso, but for creativity. 112 more words

Female Artists

Wednesday Trivia Question

Who starred in the title role of the American Playhouse mini-series Oppenheimer? 216 more words

PBS

Camp NaNoWriMo!

I hark on about National Novel Writing Month a lot. Because it’s really the first thing that pushed me to be able to finish my first (although short and massively under a normal novel word count) novel. 310 more words

Writing