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Take the Stage > Dario Fo (4 replies - 2881 views)

Hi KENACT! I definitely agree that Fo demands a lot out of actors. Especially in terms of farce and slapstick. But I feel that a competent ...   Sat Feb 17th, 2018 09:55 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Upon Learning the Next Clear Night is Tuesday (3 replies - 504 views)

This is a masterful poem. It has such a haunting, undulating rhythm. Beautiful. ...   Sun Feb 11th, 2018 07:25 am

Reviews and Critiques > "The Humans" National USA Tour: Highly Recommended by IMR (1 reply - 736 views)

Saw it on Broadway that year! Really something special, intimate. Plays are definitely about people, even when they're not, and this one really struck a ...   Sun Feb 11th, 2018 06:30 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > As A Blind Man Travels (3 replies - 666 views)

Thank you timmy! I have made some edits since I've posted it. Happy new year! ...   Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 04:34 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > As A Blind Man Travels (3 replies - 666 views)

The Western Wall is notes perfumed With a Love two thousand years wide. I accidentally brushed hands pressed With sweat and hope.   The bazaar of Marrakech Is ...   Mon Dec 4th, 2017 08:32 am

Take the Stage > New Play Exchange (0 replies - 1056 views)

Hello all! I'd been on a bit of a hiatus in playwriting till recently, when I became struck with the idea for a new piece. I've ...   Fri Oct 21st, 2016 11:41 pm

Take the Stage > Dario Fo (4 replies - 2881 views)

IMR, Interesting that Americans might not understand irony and satire. I've heard that before too, and yet, so many shows like The Simpsons and Seinfeld are ...   Sat Oct 15th, 2016 12:28 am

Take the Stage > Dario Fo (4 replies - 2881 views)

Hi all! So, today, Dario Fo, famous Italian playwright, died at the age of 90. For me, he's one of the best and no one beats ...   Fri Oct 14th, 2016 04:20 am

Take the Stage > THE HARDEST SYNOPSIS EVER! (1 reply - 960 views)

Congratulations Edd! It seems like a wild ride. I can imagine writing a novel is no small feat. Well done! ...   Fri Oct 14th, 2016 04:11 am

Question & Answer > Magic realism in the theatre? (11 replies - 4477 views)

IMR, I agree! The masters are important. Where would we be without them? Best, RTurco ...   Tue Aug 30th, 2016 03:56 am

Question & Answer > Magic realism in the theatre? (11 replies - 4477 views)

In medias res, I liked that article, I especially appreciated the literary movement timeline. I have a related pondering: A prose writing professor I had told me that ...   Mon Aug 22nd, 2016 05:06 am

Question & Answer > Magic realism in the theatre? (11 replies - 4477 views)

Thanks dcoyne! I'll look into his work. I've since written this piece as a short story and not a play. I think it works better ...   Mon Aug 15th, 2016 12:10 am

Question & Answer > Play Submissions Helper. Is it worth it? (4 replies - 5695 views)

Thanks for your input Sean! I never really used it, and just cancelled my membership. ...   Wed Mar 16th, 2016 03:10 am

Question & Answer > Magic realism in the theatre? (11 replies - 4477 views)

I just bought a copy on Stageplays. It's too big a document to read easily on the website, and too many pages to print. Plus ...   Sun Feb 7th, 2016 09:53 am

Question & Answer > Magic realism in the theatre? (11 replies - 4477 views)

Hello everyone! It's been a while. I come with a question for you: Are there any plays that incorporate elements of magic realism? It's the idea ...   Sat Feb 6th, 2016 04:41 am

Announcements > My play just made another sale! (5 replies - 2377 views)

Ah okay Paul. Good to know! Festive wishes to you as well, RTurco ...   Fri Dec 11th, 2015 01:43 am

Announcements > My play just made another sale! (5 replies - 2377 views)

Thanks to the both of you! It means a lot to me. There was actually another sale, which surprised me even more! Just out of curiosity, ...   Thu Dec 10th, 2015 04:43 am

Announcements > My play just made another sale! (5 replies - 2377 views)

Hey all! My play, The Vacuous Case of Mister Um, just made another sale on Stageplays.com! Totally unexpected, but it's nice to wake up to it. RTurco ...   Wed Dec 9th, 2015 02:36 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Just joined (6 replies - 3564 views)

Sounds like a lot of painful work. Stageplays.com can publish your plays in e-book form with minimal needed tweaking. And the deal is very good. ...   Mon Dec 7th, 2015 04:44 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Just joined (6 replies - 3564 views)

Awesome news! What was the process like with Amazon? Welcome to the forum. RTurco ...   Mon Dec 7th, 2015 04:06 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Clearing up (0 replies - 1036 views)

I got a knock on the door at midnight and forty minutes. I was alone then, having a whiskey neat and thinking about her chestnut ...   Sat Nov 21st, 2015 07:31 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > A blizzard (0 replies - 951 views)

            I took the spoonful of Honey Nut Cheerios and brought it to my mouth. My mouth opened, the spoon went inside, and emptied itself ...   Sat Nov 21st, 2015 07:27 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Peccato il Padre (4 replies - 2107 views)

I really like this! It has a dark side to it. Very moving. I like the line about Florence, and I can imagine this poem very ...   Fri Nov 20th, 2015 08:08 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Cages of sand (1 reply - 1599 views)

Her father and I sat at a table in the break room of an inn in the beach town of P—. I had ...   Wed Nov 4th, 2015 05:12 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Babineaux blunders (0 replies - 1028 views)

Babineaux sat up in bed, and his tabletop alarm became cathedral bells ringing at frequencies unknown to man. The vowels from his mouth ...   Wed Nov 4th, 2015 05:08 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > I'm also back (1 reply - 1637 views)

Not much, as far as I can tell. It's pretty quiet here now. Good to see you're back! RTurco ...   Wed Nov 4th, 2015 05:03 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Pilgrim (0 replies - 1177 views)

Cypresses loom. With gravel under feet, Trudging ninety years, your satchel hangs from threads. You tear your grey beard; you lust ...   Fri Oct 16th, 2015 04:46 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Squirrel and Bird (0 replies - 949 views)

The squirrel jumped from tree to tree. And asked, “Bird, have you leased your car To the nasally twit with his ...   Fri Oct 16th, 2015 04:44 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Vignettes of War (0 replies - 1145 views)

The Führer smashes his fist down, sending Levi into the void. A Death’s Head in the Lager directs his gaze into the ...   Fri Oct 16th, 2015 04:42 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Reflections of three in the morning over whiskey (5 replies - 2430 views)

Thanks timmy! I like your suggestion. RTurco ...   Wed Oct 7th, 2015 04:39 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Father forgiven (0 replies - 1055 views)

Like a Fascist soldier you’d rise, Decked in black, with bundles of sticks That you’d struggle to keep. You’d often reprise: ...   Fri Oct 2nd, 2015 04:47 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Reflections of three in the morning over whiskey (5 replies - 2430 views)

Thanks IMR! I'll be posting some more, they're part of a poetry course I'm taking at university. Cheers, RTurco ...   Wed Sep 30th, 2015 04:32 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Youth left out in the rain (0 replies - 1024 views)

Chalk scrapes on the blackish board and so There are assessments and appraisals. I am a marionette with a head of ...   Tue Sep 29th, 2015 04:28 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Reflections of three in the morning over whiskey (5 replies - 2430 views)

My veins are chalk and the VCR is gone, The affairs of life are unending sand dunes— Jumbled and pained, like ...   Tue Sep 29th, 2015 04:27 am

Take the Stage > Words Players and the DG response (1 reply - 1741 views)

Hello all, I'm sure you've no doubt heard of the Words Players fiasco and their debauchery. Their blatant disregard for the value of art is plainly ...   Wed Aug 5th, 2015 05:50 am

Critique my Play > First draft complete! Who want's to read? (9 replies - 4538 views)

Hello Towen! Thank you for posting. If I may just reiterate a common sentiment around here: if you'd like others to look at your work, it's ...   Tue Aug 4th, 2015 02:54 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Budding Playwrite (11 replies - 7612 views)

Very nice to have you here Gary! Welcome. Take a look around the forum, read some of the plays posted, read the discussions. Activity is ...   Tue Aug 4th, 2015 02:47 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Aging (4 replies - 2526 views)

Left me with shivers. It gives me, a young man, the feeling of being much older. As if I was in the Final Act, and ...   Thu Jul 30th, 2015 07:06 am

Critique my Play > The Last Meal (3 replies - 2995 views)

Thank you for reading, in media res! Also, thank you for the comments. Very helpful. I'd be curious to know what you thought of the full ...   Sun Jul 19th, 2015 04:50 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Curtains (0 replies - 1204 views)

I think I rather like Curtains, especially when they’re made of Iron. Don’t you?   I think I rather ...   Thu Jun 18th, 2015 06:38 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > All ears (4 replies - 2587 views)

I'm not too familiar with podcasts, so I can't really say. Sorry. ...   Sun Jun 14th, 2015 07:14 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > All ears (4 replies - 2587 views)

Hey privateer! Welcome. You'll find a lot of good bits of wisdom on this forum. And some really awesome writers. There are a number of online resources ...   Sat Jun 13th, 2015 04:41 am

Critique my Play > The Last Meal (3 replies - 2995 views)

Hey guys, So, last semester at university, I took an elective playwriting course, which I enjoyed very much. At the end, I turned in my latest ...   Fri Jun 12th, 2015 05:38 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Faith (4 replies - 2305 views)

A very famous Italian poet named Giuseppe Ungaretti was famous for his often concise poetry. For example, the poem "Soldati" (Soldiers): Soldiers Stand like the autumn leaves of trees (1918) ...   Fri Jun 12th, 2015 05:18 am

Critique my Play > First Draft of first full length play (12 replies - 6360 views)

Michael Thompson, I read the excerpt and I like it very much. I'm not sure how I feel about the profanity either, though I think ...   Mon May 25th, 2015 07:22 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Out the window (3 replies - 2033 views)

Thanks timmy! Glad you liked the piece. I'll take your suggestions into consideration. I definitely think stanza 2 should be stanza 1 though. Good idea on ...   Fri Dec 19th, 2014 07:32 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Out the window (3 replies - 2033 views)

There’s nothing left to do but Watch Out the window the rain In the rain The passing-by of a ...   Tue Dec 16th, 2014 03:35 am

Announcements > UPDATE: My play made a sale! (1 reply - 1845 views)

Hey everyone! Good news. My play, The Vacuous Case of Mister Um, published recently on Stageplays.com, has just made its first sale! Don't know who might have ...   Tue Dec 16th, 2014 12:43 am

Announcements > Had my play published with Stageplays.com (2 replies - 4350 views)

Thanks in media res! Really appreciate your comments. ...   Mon Dec 1st, 2014 12:59 am

Announcements > Had my play published with Stageplays.com (2 replies - 4350 views)

Hello all, Just writing to let you all know that I'm once again published on the parent site, Stageplays.com. I know it's maybe not so big ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2014 12:11 am


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