Tag Archives: drama

Brecht and Shakespeare?

While recently reading some Brecht selections for class (“A Dialogue about Acting,” The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre,” and “The Street Scene”), my mind kept wandering to the multitude of Shakespeare plays that conclude with one of the actors stepping out of the stage action, “pulling the mask off” the illusion, and speaking directly […]

The Problem of Closet Dramas

During the reading for the first week of my course on performance studies (Shannon Jackson’s Discipline and Performance and W.B. Worthen’s “Antigone’s Bones”) I couldn’t help but return again and again to the idea of early modern closet dramas. This is not because Jackson and Worthen discuss closet dramas at any length but, rather, because […]