play thirty two: anne carson on the importance of tragedy

Today was my third reading of Hekabe (Euripides; school assignment). Rather than submitting you to another report on it here is the first page of Anne Carson’s introduction of ‘Grief Lessons’. She is everything. Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full or rage? Because you are full of grief….

play fifteen: love and information

Author: Caryl Churchill Published: 2012 Synopsis: a series of vignettes that allow us to encounter over 100 characters as they struggle to negotiate intimacy in the face of our rapidly advancing world. What moved me: I saw the New York Theatre Workshop production of this work at the beginning of 2014 and I was gobsmacked. I’d…

play eight: speaking in tongues

Author: Andrew Bovell Published: 1996 Synopsis: “Two couples set out to betray their partners… A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone… A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect… Contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers. In Andrew Bovell’s masterfully interconnected polyphony,…