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A to Z Challenge – N is for Norman

Posted by mcm0704 on April 16, 2013 |

Today I thought I would feature another female playwright who has amassed considerable critical acclaim. Marsha Norman was born in Kentucky in 1947, and she got her start writing for the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. It was there that her first play, Getting Out, was produced. At the time, Norman had been working with disturbed […]

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A to z Challenge – M is for Miller

Posted by mcm0704 on April 15, 2013 |

Not Maryann Miller, although I have written several plays that have been produced in local community theatres, but Arthur Miller, who is considered one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. His career spanned over seven decades and he wrote plays, screenplays and books. Miller, who was born in 1915, studied at the University […]

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A to Z Challenge – J is for Jonson

Posted by mcm0704 on April 11, 2013 |

When I went looking for a playwright with a name that begins with the letter ‘j’, I was surprised to find so many. I was also surprised to see that James Joyce had written plays. I didn’t know that. I am familiar with his novels, only because I was forced to read them in college, […]

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A to Z Challenge – I is for Inge

Posted by mcm0704 on April 10, 2013 |

William Inge is another American playwright for whom I have a great deal of respect. He was born in Kansas in 1913 and died in 1973.His body of work is impressive, and like many highly creative people he was often plagued by doubts. When one of his best known plays, Come Back, Little Sheba was […]

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A to Z Challenge – G is for Gordon

Posted by mcm0704 on April 8, 2013 |

Today I thought I would feature a woman playwright and found an interesting one indeed. Like so many other writers, she, too, worked on both sides of the script, and won honors and recognition for both. Ruth Gordon Jones was born in 1896 in Massachusetts and died in 1985, and I love this old picture […]

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A to Z Challenge: B is for Beckett

Posted by mcm0704 on April 2, 2013 |

Perhaps the best known playwright whose name starts with a “b” is Samuel Barclay Beckett, who was born in Ireland in 1906 and died in 1989. He was a novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life. His stories about human nature were often bleak with black […]

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