Monday, September 27, 2010

Part IV. Theatre

The summer I turned 15 I attended BYU's Theater Workshop. It was my first real exposure to teeny bop thespians and big time OA's*. I was introduced to budding opera singers, ballerinas, intense playwrights and Bardolatry. It was all so exciting and dramatic. he he he. We each had to do a scene from Shakespeare, mine being a dialogue between Desdemona and Emilia from Othello. How our drama major/student coach kept a straight face is life's greatest wonder. We were terrible.

Here's the list for Theatre. I have yet to understand why the Fantasticks was included. Sweeney Todd however, is a personal fav. The demon barber of Fleet Street, what does that say about me? In my defense, underneath all the horror is a very moral story and the music is incredible. Borrow my copy.

20th Century
Benny Andersson and Tim Rice, Chess
Jean Anouilh, Antigone; The Lark; Becket
Alan Ayckbourn, Absurd Person Singular; Absent Friends
Samuel Becket, Endgame; Waiting for Godot
Alan Bennett, Forty Years On; The Madness of George III
Robert Bolt, A Man For All Seasons
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Les Misérables
Alexander Blok, The Fairground Booth
Bertolt Brecht, Caucasian Chalk Circle; Mother Courage; Three Penny Opera; Good Woman of Sechzuan; Life of Galileo
T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral
Dario Fo, Accidental Death of an Anarchist; We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!
Horton Foote, Roots in a Parched Ground; Courtship; Valentine’s Day; 1918; Trip to Bountiful; The Midnight Caller; Tender Mercies
Maria Irene Fornes, Drowning; Mud; The Danube; The Conduct of Life; Sarita; Promenade; Tango Palace
Michael Frayn, Copenhagen
Brian Friel, Dancing at Luhgnasa
Athol Fugard, My Country; My Africa; A Lesson From Aloes
Jean Genet, The Balcony; The Maids; The Blacks; Francis of Assisi; The Death of Dr. Faust
Michel Ghelderode, Barabbas; Chronicles of Hell
James Goldman, The Lion in Winter
Loraine Hansbury, Raisin in the Sun
Vaclav Havel, The Garden; The Memorandum
Lillian Hellman, Little Foxes
Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart
DuBose Heyward and George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Peter Handke, The Ride Across Lake Constance; My Foot My Tutor; Offending the Audience
Eugene Ionesco, The Bald Soprano; The Lesson; The Chairs; Jack, or The Submission; Rhinoceros
Alfred Jarry, Ubu Ro
Tom Jones, The Fantasticks
Tina Landau, Floyd Collins
Arthur Laurents and Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story
Alan Lerner and Frederick Lowe, Camelot; My Fair Lady
Federico Garcia Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba
Maurice Maeterlink, The Intruder; Pelleas and Melisande
David Marmet, Oleana; The Water
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; After the Fall; All My Sons; A View from the Bridge
Marsha Norman, ‘night, Mother
Eugene O’Neill, Ah Wilderness; Hairy Ape; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; Desire Under the Elms; The Iceman Cometh; Mourning Becomes Electra
Harold Pinter, Betrayal; The Birthday Party; The Room; The Homecoming; No Man’s Land; The Caretaker
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; The Rules of the Game
J. P. Sartre, No Exit; Flies
Peter Shaffer, Amadeus; Equus; Lettice and Lovage
Wole Schoyinka, Euripides the Bacchae
Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park; Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound; The Odd Couple
Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd; Sunday in the Park with George; Into the Woods; A Little Night Music
Gertrude Stein, Four Saints in Three Acts; The Mother of Us All; A Play Called Not and Now
Tom Stoppard, Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern are Dead; Travesties; Jumpers; Arcadia
Dale Wasserman, Man of La Mancha
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats
Peter Weiss, Marat/Sade
Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker; Our Town; Skin of our Teeth
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire; The Glass Menagerie; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Night of the Iguana; Suddenly Last Summer
August Wilson, The Piano Lesson
Witkeiwits, The Crazy Locomotive; The Water Hen
Susan Zeder, Step on a Crack


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