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Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Faith (4 replies - 3433 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 06:18 am

Critique my Play > First Draft of first full length play (12 replies - 9369 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 08:22 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Out the window (3 replies - 2982 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 08:32 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Out the window (3 replies - 2982 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 04:35 am

Announcements > UPDATE: My play made a sale! (1 reply - 2686 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 01:43 am

Announcements > Had my play published with Stageplays.com (2 replies - 6998 views)

Thanks in media res! Really appreciate your comments. ...   Mon Dec 1st, 2014 01:59 am

Announcements > Had my play published with Stageplays.com (2 replies - 6998 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 01:11 am

Question & Answer > Details of Stage Scenery (11 replies - 8345 views)

Wise words from in media res. Though it was not I who initially posed this question, I still feel more enlightened for having been a ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2014 01:32 am

Question & Answer > Details of Stage Scenery (11 replies - 8345 views)

Wow Edd. I really appreciate you supporting my suggestions. Coming from such an esteemed playwright as yourself, it really means a lot. It's an honor. ...   Sun Nov 9th, 2014 12:37 am

Question & Answer > Details of Stage Scenery (11 replies - 8345 views)

I think it's always best to err on the side of minimalism. Give only the necessary details with props that really forward the action of ...   Sat Nov 8th, 2014 08:14 pm

Question & Answer > Emerging Playwright (0 replies - 2178 views)

Hello forum watchers! Long time since I've chatted with you on here. I come with a question that's been nagging me for all of about five ...   Fri Nov 7th, 2014 02:38 am

Take the Stage > Dramatists' Guild (3 replies - 4205 views)

Edd, I've been an associate member of the Guild for a year or so and now enjoy receiving their annual Directory guide and periodical Dramatist magazine. ...   Mon Jul 21st, 2014 05:19 am

Question & Answer > Play Submissions Helper. Is it worth it? (4 replies - 8530 views)

Hey guys, I just stumbled across the Play Submissions Helper-- and have stumbled across them before. They offer an online compendium of listings for playwriting opportunities. ...   Fri Jun 13th, 2014 09:12 am

Take the Stage > New Interview for Voices and Visionaries (5 replies - 10817 views)

Really interesting article Kato! So much insight there. I like it. In the current issue of the Dramatist, Will Eno is particularly featured as a ...   Thu Jun 12th, 2014 08:59 am

Take the Stage > Interview with Playwright Steven Drukman (4 replies - 5115 views)

I second that. Really great interview. What really resonated with me was that you really have to feel a character in order for him to develop. ...   Sun Jun 8th, 2014 05:11 am

Take the Stage > 25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites (2 replies - 3290 views)

Splendid! I like it. Very insightful, especially with the etymologies. RTurco ...   Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 06:33 am

Critique my Play > Tramp Story (5 replies - 5170 views)

Glad you liked it! Chaplin was certainly an inspiration, Jim, and yes I planned on the Vaudevillian nature of the text and set. I'd definitely say ...   Fri May 30th, 2014 07:06 am

Critique my Play > Tramp Story (5 replies - 5170 views)

Tramp Story (At rise, a train’s dining car, though it is sparse and without decoration, save for a table and a few chairs around it. On ...   Wed May 21st, 2014 08:40 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > Plays for Film Adaptation (9 replies - 9388 views)

I have a two-act absurdist piece titled, "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um". It could be adapted to fit the UK easily, I'd think. Synopsis "It is ...   Tue Mar 11th, 2014 09:28 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > Writers Wanted - One Act Play International Competition - Free Entry (4 replies - 7284 views)

Wonderful! I'll submit forthwith. ...   Sat Jan 11th, 2014 04:52 am

Question & Answer > Fair usage? Copyright infringement? (25 replies - 21710 views)

Ok I see now. While official copyright may be useful, it isn't necessary. However, registering with the government is the only way to get full legal ...   Mon Nov 4th, 2013 11:00 pm

Critique my Play > The End (2 replies - 3127 views)

Yeah this is a piece I really sort of discarded as an experiment. I should direct you to a longer, more polished work of a ...   Fri Sep 6th, 2013 01:42 am

Question & Answer > Fair usage? Copyright infringement? (25 replies - 21710 views)

carlblong wrote: Idelie Perez wrote: Since I am fairly new to the playwright game, I wanted to know should I copyright all my work? I entered my ...   Mon Aug 19th, 2013 04:21 pm

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 19866 views)

Just sent it. ...   Wed Jul 17th, 2013 10:33 pm

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 19866 views)

I know, for sure, that I personally would like to read the script! Is it available for purchase online? As for your big question, I really ...   Tue Jul 16th, 2013 10:55 pm

Question & Answer > Musical adaptations (0 replies - 1891 views)

Hello all, So, I've got it in my head to adapt two famous Italian concept albums into two separate stage musicals. I've already to translated all ...   Sun Jun 16th, 2013 01:50 am

Collaborators > Looking for a partner (0 replies - 2020 views)

Hello, I have decided to adapt one of Italy's first concept albums into an English-language musical, titled "Story of a Worker". Very political, but still relevant. ...   Wed Jun 12th, 2013 08:27 pm

Take the Stage > AFTER 42 YEARS (16 replies - 12554 views)

Wonderful news! All the best to you both. ...   Tue May 14th, 2013 01:36 am

Synopses and Cover Letters > What do you think? (2 replies - 6083 views)

I like your revisions! I shall incorporate them. Many thanks. RTurco ...   Tue May 14th, 2013 01:31 am

Question & Answer > Productionscripts.com? (0 replies - 2238 views)

Hello! How is productionscripts.com faring these days? Have they increased in popularity? I've just listed my play for submission on their site, wondering if it's worth ...   Mon Apr 15th, 2013 07:32 am

Announcements > More networking! (LinkedIn?) (1 reply - 2917 views)

Hey all, So, I recently signed up for LinkedIn. Do any of you guys have an account? If you do, how effective have you found the ...   Fri Apr 12th, 2013 03:48 am

Question & Answer > Looking for some plays... (0 replies - 1943 views)

Hey all, I'm looking for some plays that are really really dirty. Like "Tropic of Cancer" dirty. Any ideas? ~ RTurco ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 09:32 pm

Announcements > My first sale! (7 replies - 5882 views)

Thank you, Edd! I just bought a copy of your play, "Moon". I just had to get it for my small library. :D How are you doing? ...   Fri Mar 29th, 2013 06:14 pm

Announcements > My first sale! (7 replies - 5882 views)

Here you go! http://www.stageplays.com/products/the_red_crowcategorycyberpresscode280/Raymond%20Turco ...   Fri Mar 29th, 2013 05:06 pm

Announcements > My first sale! (7 replies - 5882 views)

Hello world, Recent update: I just made my first sale on my published work, "The Red Crow". It's with Stageplays.com. I really appreciate what they do for ...   Fri Mar 29th, 2013 04:32 pm

Announcements > Movin' on up! (2 replies - 3431 views)

Hey Kato, I'm at Hofstra University on Long Island, studying psychology. I'd love to study theater but it just isn't economically feasible. All the best! ...   Fri Mar 29th, 2013 04:22 pm

Announcements > Movin' on up! (2 replies - 3431 views)

Hello everyone, Hope you all are well. Recently, I've been getting back to playwriting and I've done a bit of networking and marketing what have you. ...   Wed Mar 27th, 2013 11:29 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The trees (0 replies - 1619 views)

“I see so many trees, Boughs belaboured with snow. Limbs about to crack, In Man there is that which lacks, ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2013 06:22 am

Question & Answer > Sequels... (4 replies - 4049 views)

Yeah, I heard of O'Neill's failure in this respect. I think only two were ever published or produced. "A Touch of the Poet" and "More ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2013 08:37 pm

Question & Answer > Sequels... (4 replies - 4049 views)

Hello theatre-folk! It's RTurco with another burning question. I wrote a play a while back that has an open ending of sorts and now I feel ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2013 05:06 am

Critique my Play > "Die Verdammten und die Erretteten" (2 replies - 3033 views)

Thanks suelange, for your response. I agree with your sentiments on Gottschalk's monologues. First is maybe irrelevant. As for Hertz's soliloquy, it's a common trope in ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2013 07:02 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > "Ragazzo che dorme" (0 replies - 1796 views)

Hey all, this is my try at poetry! I decided to write this one originally in Italian because that's the language in which it spoke ...   Wed Feb 6th, 2013 01:28 am

Critique my Play > Lost and Found (3 replies - 3030 views)

No problem! ...   Wed Feb 6th, 2013 01:12 am

Critique my Play > Lost and Found (3 replies - 3030 views)

Hello grinderwriting, Well, this piece has interesting promise to it, though the premise seems to be one that is very overused. Personally, I think the exposition in ...   Tue Feb 5th, 2013 02:49 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Nader "Alex" Valian (1 reply - 2254 views)

Welcome Alex, You'll find many of your kin here among us. Writers, and lovers of theatre all. Take a look around, comment, critique, postulate, and hypothesize, ...   Tue Feb 5th, 2013 12:49 am

Critique my Play > "Die Verdammten und die Erretteten" (2 replies - 3033 views)

Hello guys, This is an excerpt of my latest play. It is a little dark, so if one might be easily offended, he should steer clear. ...   Mon Feb 4th, 2013 03:52 am

Critique my Play > In the Valley of the Dying Stars (7 replies - 5180 views)

Thanks for the feedback grinderwriter! This piece is actually not meant to be a comedy, aside from some amusing moments sprinkled here and there. It gets ...   Wed Jan 30th, 2013 09:13 pm

Take the Stage > TOUCHING BASE (2 replies - 4572 views)

Hello Edd, It has been a month since I've put pen to figurative paper. I have one new play in the works and a couple ...   Thu Jan 24th, 2013 12:54 am

Critique my Play > In the Valley of the Dying Stars (7 replies - 5180 views)

Curious to read more? ...   Tue Dec 11th, 2012 04:54 am

Critique my Play > In the Valley of the Dying Stars (7 replies - 5180 views)

There, I fixed it. Enjoy! ...   Thu Dec 6th, 2012 05:34 am


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