Author archive: cboynton

London round-up – January 2019

“If we’re going to make a bold statement, then I want us to be really bold.” So says Paulette Randall, director of the lively production of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus now playing at Shakespeare’s Globe – who cast a black actress in the title role, as well as a female Mephistopheles. London theatres this season are…

On the Aisle with Larry

Lawrence Harbison, our very own critic, brings you up to date with what’s hot and what’s not in New York. In this column, Larry reports on Network, American Son, Clueless, The Lifespan of a Fact and King Kong. Happy New Year! If you think our country is going to hell in a handbasket and you’re…

On the Aisle with Larry

Lawrence Harbison, our very own critic, brings you up to date with what’s hot and what’s not in New York. In this column, Larry reports on The Hard Problem, The Waverly Gallery, The Prom, Downstairs, and The Cher Show. The Hard Problem, at the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, British playwright Tom Stoppard deals with the science…

A New Title – COMING SOON – “21st Century Playwriting” by Timothy Daly

A New Title – COMING SOON – “21st Century Playwriting” by Timothy Daly

COMING March 2019! 21st Century Playwriting A Manual of Contemporary Techniques by Timothy Daly The most detailed analysis of contemporary playwriting techniques ever published.  A decade in the making, this book examines the contemporary theatre scene and the skills and writing techniques needed to succeed as a modern playwright.    Written by a multi-award winning playwright…

The Best Men’s and Women’s Stage Monologues 2018 Have Arrived!

The Best Men’s and Women’s Stage Monologues 2018 Have Arrived!

Here you will find a rich and varied selection of monologues for men, most of which are from plays which were produced and/or published in the 2017-2018 theatrical season. Many are for younger performers (teens through 30s) but there are some excellent pieces for older men as well. The age of the character is indicated…

The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2018 is Here!

The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2018 is Here!

In this volume, you will find fifty terrific new ten-minute plays from the 2017-2018 theatrical season. They are written in a variety of styles, some are realistic plays; some are not. Some are comic, some dramatic. The ten-minute play form lends itself well to experimentation in style. A playwright can have fun with a device…

December 2018: Deck the halls with exciting theatre

From reluctant dads to monster apes to prom queens, December offers a dizzying range of compelling theatrical encounters.   Here are seven productions worth seeing before the holidays.   King Kong on Broadway “Animatromics”:  it’s a new theatrical term, and you’d better get used to it.  It’s the phenomenon that’s created the most exciting protagonist on…

AWARD FINALIST 2018 BEST BOOK AWARDS – Performing Arts Actor for Life: How to Have an Amazing Career Without all the Drama by Connie de Veer and Jan Elfline Actor for Life is the text that actors and acting teachers search for. It has an upbeat tone, easy to read style, and tongue-in-cheek images, so…

November Notables 2018

The season is already in high gear – and it’s only November! So much to choose from, including the following compelling offerings: Oklahoma at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn “You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!” – that is, for two-thirds of Daniel Fish’s radical interpretation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 classic. Daniel Fish’s vision is fresh and provocative…

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