Posts Tagged: playwright

The Daily Struggle

By

Lord knows the world has changed since I wrote this talk, but when the world falls to pieces around us, especially when the world falls to pieces, writers will still sit down to write. As Beckett tells us, even when we have “no power to express” and “no desire to express,” we still have “the obligation […]

...more

Looking Back at Albee

By

For the New Yorker, Hilton Als reaches across Edward Albee’s long career to take the pulse of the themes and concerns of the late, great playwright. Memory, attachment, cruelty, and Albee’s sense of himself as an outsider all informed the dramas. Als writes, “Part of Albee’s genius was figuring out ways to bring his brilliant gay talk […]

...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #23: Plays to Devour on the Page and the Stage

By

Of course it’s tremendous to see a play on stage, but reading a play, its script, is a pleasure in its own right. I think for many of us the notion of reading plays was ruined in high school, what with the dreadful, hackneyed line-by-line dissection of Romeo and Juliet and Our Town led by […]

...more

A Few Favorites

By

Over at the New York Times Sunday Book Review, playwright and author Sarah Ruhl shares which works of literature have had an impact on her life, things that are written in water, and the wonderful feeling of not knowing what to read next: I’m always about to read “The Remembrance of Things Past.” Not reading […]

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Isaac Oliver

By

Isaac Oliver, author of Intimacy Idiot, talks to us about Grindr, OkCupid, different forms of intimacy, and being single in NYC.

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Kate Walbert

By

Author Kate Walbert talks about her new novel, The Sunken Cathedral, about the way cities change over time, and her approach to using footnotes in fiction.

...more