Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Hello and welcome to the pandemic edition of Unknown Playwrights’ theatrical link dump. This is where we usually post all sorts of fascinating, interesting a titillating links related to theatre. But theatre is closed. Except it isn’t. It’s gone online and we will bring you those online links soon.

Usually this link dump is brought to you by theatrical posters, but this week (same as last) it’s brought to you by shows closed due to pandemic.

The best one was from a Korean theatre that linked directly to the government’s constantly-updated COVID-19 site. Way to go, responsible theatre (and government)!

Famous playwrights are not immune to pandemic.

A fun Canadian theatre is doing fun Canadian-y things online

Read an almost NSFW play about the last bottle of hand sanitizer on Earth.

A Quarantine Vogel-style bake-off LIVE!

Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 is available via free streaming from the Goodman Theatre.

Some crazy-ass German puppetry (is there really any other kind?)

American playwright/iconoclast David Hansen has been forcing asking actors to record his short plays whilst in quarantine. The results are hilariously compelling. Mister Hansen was also the subject of this week’s Monologue Monday.

Drunk MacBeth, drunk Pride & Prejudice, all based in Berlin.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda are having a cute playoff on Twitter. Here is Andrew’s version of a Hamilton song.

La Boheme LIVE!

A fascinating group out of South Africa

Nightly opera streams from the Met

RSC’s Richard II is so hot right now. Browse around their site. They have plenty of other streaming options.

When 30 playwrights write monologues of the livestream audience’s choosing.

Caveat comedy group is livestreaming their shows.

The Globe Theatre is streaming Shakespeare plays (if you have the dough). Arseholes.

Supermegafamous playwright Young Jean Lee gave a free online storytelling class. I didn’t want to download the platform, so you can figure out how to watch it.

LaMaMa is streaming some stuff.

Is Tiny Theatre2020’s version of the Little Theatre Movement?

Theatre without theatre (but with Instagram)

Here’s a link with even more links/overview of online theatre resources

Tony and Helen Hayes-winning actress Alice Ripley has been livestreaming

This claims to be a livestreaming thing from Hungary, but I have no idea where said stream is. #theatrepeople

Livestream a bunch of Broadway shows for free, including shows with Orlando Bloom, Lee J. Cobb and Hugh Jackman

All the Web’s a Stage will happen April 23.

Something for the kiddos.

Learn storytelling live at Theatre Lab.

This list is shorter than most lists , for obvious reasons. If you have any other online theatre stuff, feel free to message me with the link and I’ll add it.

In the meantime, here is a short play about a suicidal candy bar. Because of course it is!

Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Howdy and welcome back to Unknown Playwrights! Our Link Dump lives on! This week’s edition is brought to you by theatre cancellation notices due to COVID-19. Hope everyone’s doing okay!!!!

The Joys of Musical Theatre Cosplay

Sometimes you gotta stand up for yourself

Battling Imposter Syndrome in the theatre

74 Must-see muscial movies

Broadway performer Grace McLean speaks

Musicals of the 2010s, a complete list (except the one I wrote isn’t on this list)

Playwright Chelsea Frandsen’s new mantra

Lee Blessing interviewed

Tyler Dwiggins interviewed

Edith Freni interviewed

Exploring the lives of Nubian women through theatre

Narration through song in South Africa

Dancing with a deer, a jaguar or a snake

COVID-19 has led to The Short Play Project

Some folks (Johnny Cash’s daughter) think Shakespeare plagiarized wrote King Lear while under quarantine. I don’t think so, but when did the world actually care what I think?

Approved plays for livestreaming

What does a playwright do? (This playwright mostly collects rejection notices)

New Mexico had a fun theatre festival

Aphra Behn, the first professional woman writer (and spy and stuff)

An intro to Czech theatre

The history of Czech theatre (and opera)

African Americans and Shakespeare

Is Shakespeare racist? (probably???)

Multiculturalism in Shakespeare’s plays (side note: Has England been xenophobic since England began?)

Two goats and two scarred artists

Liverpudlian Molière

Unlike in WW2 France, collaborators are good people in theatre

That Fidel Castro play tho

Teaching theatre tech when you don’t know theatre tech. Sounds fun.

Costume and prop challenges

And that’s it. But we’ll leave you with some Doo Wop 45s….

Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights! Here is this week’s link dump, brought to you by posters for Thomas Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy.

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McGill University, Canada 2012. Cute skull.
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Rhode Island, USA. 2016. Half-skull.
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Waterloo, Canada, 1987. Still got that skull.
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UK, 1969. Skeletons with goofy hats.
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Limerick, Ireland. 2009. No skull, just someone who forgot to shave.
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Massachusetts, USA. 2019. Skull becomes clown…
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York, UK. 2015. How did I miss this? 
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When the paperback cover is cooler than the poster. Pulled this off a Korean blog.

Ben Vereen allgeedly sexually abuses cast members, gets theatre award.

Broadway vs. Coronavirus

Respect the sound design

Macbeth gets gender-bent

Make a popular play. Make sure nobody can actually see it. Hold a lottery for the sheeple who still want to see it.

Playwright reminisces about when his play was at the Akron library

About a Ghoul looks fun

There’s a play called Corpse!

Of Mice and Men reset in the Philippines.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

The Book of Mormon back on tour

Solving the queer problem play

Pandemic prices on Broadway

Does the National Theatre Institute actually help anyone?

Tickets to this pervy show cost more than my rent.

Three Off-Broadway plays dealing with death

Playwright Helen Banner gets interviewed

Playwright Emily Bohannon gets interviewed

Decolonizing theatre practice

The journey of an artistic director

Namibian theatre blogger and playwright Donald Matthys interviewed

Somehow Chinese dance troupe Sen Yun is connected to Trump. So bizarre.

Theatre in the schools, in Benin.

Raising gender awareness through theatre,in Benin.

A one-man show in English,in Berlin.

Oregon Shakespeare gets their very own Intimacy Director

Stage Blood: A How-to Guide

Time to study Middleton’s The Changeling

The Duchess of Malfi is always fun.

All about the revenge tragedy

The beginnings of revenge tragedy

Even more Duchess of Malfi

Thanks for reading and now we leave you with a really cute GIF of Mocha and Milk. Now if they starred in their own revenge tragedy:

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Pictured: Mocha & Milk’s Tragedy of Vengeance
Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Wednesday Link Dump. I’ve been battling an extended version of the flu, but will still put out a link dump for ya.

This week’s link dump is brought to you by Korean posters of Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid. If you want to see Polish posters of the same play, just click here.

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Yeongsan University, 2019.
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2005
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Nice Godfather motif there.
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So sketchy.
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2015 comes with a map.
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Looks like the Comédie Française visited Korea in 2011.
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2018.

A playwright reminisces about a roadshow 10 years ago

A British play about bigamy!

All the Natalie Portmans is an actual play.

To Kill A Mockingbird is further ensconed as America’s secular Bible

John Cleese wrote a play

Black History Month – LIVE!

Dance Theatre Uganda!

Five women artists, five disciplines, one Istanbul.

Six of the funniest costume change mishaps

The Underwritten Sex Workers of Musical Theatre <<<must read

Historical playbills

That time King Lear had a happy ending

Playwright Mark Wilding interviewed

Old interview with Trav S.D

Britain’s first permanent puppet theatre has a blog.

Youth Theatre in Kuala Lumpur

What month is it? Theatre in Our Schools Month

Hedda Gabler can tweet now.

Henrik Ibsen, father of modern drama

Notes from the rehearsal room

The importance of Ludvig Holberg

Holberg, the Danish Molière (I learned that until 1722 plays were only staged in French and German in Denmark)

World Ballet Day exists

When a famous Finnish theatre director is accused of human trafficking!

Three Eritrean Plays

Choreographer Lorin Latarro

5 funny plays for high schoolers

One of Thailand’s most daring theatre troupes

Intimacy Choreography has its own link dump!

The enfent terrible of Romanian theatre

Get Carter became a play

That’s it for this week’s link dump. Now for all of you who ever wondered what the Get Carter theme would sound like with surf guitars, your day has come.

 

Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Howdy everyone and welcome back to the jolly old link dump! This week’s post is brought to you by Polish posters for Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid.

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2002 dong-centric poster
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2013 Gdańsk. Less dong, more bone.
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Digging that steampunk influence. 2018.
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From 2017. This reminds me of a country song.
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Orange is the New Molière in 2018

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For some reason,I love this one. 2018.
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AKA apothecary-head…2017
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1982.

 

What play would you choose to have revived?

Is this comedy or horror? It has clowns.

A play about Canadian badass Viola Desmond in all her badassedness. And check out those white masks! So scary!

Did you ever wonder what a 26 hour improv marathon would be like? Does the troupe name The Kinkonauts excite you? All life’s answers are here.

When the review starts “There’s about half of a very good play here,” one cannot look away.

West Side Story? Nah, Worst Side Story. Bwahahah.

This dude loved West Side Story (when the understudies took over).

Someone turned Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice into a musical? WTF? Why????

This Sherlock Holmes play is tearing up the Midwest like so many tornadoes.

Outsider writes plays about outsiders.

The world needs more playwrights writing about Pharoah Hatshepsut, please.

Should performers brag about donning yellowface? (Umm, no.)

Audition survival guide

Career advice for female stagehands

Revenge Song looks really, really fun.

A play about revlutionary South African poet Chris Van Wyk

Three Houston theatres got together and made a baby.

A play full of dead moose heads is the worst ever on Broadway? No way!

Grassboots Theatre company sounds appropriately goofy

A(n all-female) Doll’s House

When to say yes and no to an acting job

Avoiding the dreaded accent failure

You can see the chair Molière sat in onstage before he died.

Molière: plots, jealousy, dénouement

When someone who pretends to be a 9/11 survivor has a monologue written about her

Racine, the other famous French playwright

Corneille, the French playwright not quite as famous.

Gabonese puppets

Haunted burlesque house? YASSS!!!

Namibian playwright Frederick Philander writes about corruption. Woohoo!

Alas, poor Yorick, for his skull got put on a skateboard at BYU

And now, a fun little ditty from 1991 – Paris France – when are we going to have The Imaginary Invalid Meets the Lords of Acid?

 

Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Howdy all and welcome back to Unknown Playwrights. This week’s link dump is brought to you by poster’s of Lorrainne Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.

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In Chicago, as you read this.
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Baltimore auditions 2018
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Delhi 2018
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Asher Theatre 2017
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Brooklyn 2019

Dracula meets #MeToo

Community theatre and segregation

Can we just not have West Side Story any more?

Prejudice against regional actors

Directors and style

More theatre reminisces from playwright David Hansen

And more.

Have you ever wanted to read about Kit Marlowe in Indonesian?

Angry playwrights helped atheism become popular

Are lesbians the black sheep of Broadway?

All about drama therapy

When revenge tragedy meets high school ritual

London’s 6 biggest historical theatre scandals. One involves forcing kids to be actors

Who was your teacher that pushed you in the arts?

Was an actor the inspiration for Dracula?

Some hot, hot García Lorca in translation

Marat/Sade goes meta and Indonesian

Miss Marple in Goa. I feel so sorry for Goa.

The Importance of Being Earnest (performed by immigrants)

Turns out UK theatre is super mega racist too.

VR theatre sounds fun

Serious vs. fun Molière

That actor who does one-man-shows of Molière’s works

That actress who recreates her life in a one-woman show

She also does a sci fi solo show about rape

The Bearded Lady speaks

The world’s most unusual theatres

When live theater goes bad

The OCD play

Woke Supremacy

The Future of Roma Theatre

An ode to ambiguity

And to end this week’s post, here is Kendra Smith covering Mimi & Richard Fariña’s Bold Marauder.

 

Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Howdy one and all. Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights. This week’s link dump is brought to you by Korean adaptations of Euripides’ The Trojan Women.

 

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Yongin University, 2013
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Not sure if the English title is an unfortunate typo or what. Neat outdoor theatre, though.

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It’s like every lead got her own poster in this fusion piece.
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A collaboration between American and Korean theatre companies in ’97.

 

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Seoul 2017
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Who needs Halloween when you have something this wild?
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Troy vs. the horse from graphic design class
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Note that it uses 여자 instead of 여인. 2006.
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Once upon a time in 2007.

There’s a book about theatre blogs. I sure hope Unknown Playwrights is in it.

All the hottest Alabama theatre news

When nobodies meet divas

It’s awards season in Dallas/Ft. Worth

Believe it or not, opinions should be backed up.

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Costume Design 

Theatre-blogging a scene is a thing

Would you watch a Broadway show featuring a Trump-supporting actor? (yes, but theatre must provide tomatoes)

Australia has a classical musical apparently.

Haruki Murakami onstage!

A theatre festival in Nigeria featuring Nigerian and American plays

The Onion takes on community theatre

A horror theatre festival in Quebec!

Scary Stories People of Colour Tell in the Dark is one play of many at this festival in Toronto.

Yale Playwrights Festival

Bryan Radha, a once-promising playwright, is barreling toward the stigma of being single and a struggling artist at the age of 40. Facing nonstop rejections from the theatre community…

Selfies have ruined the railings at Shakespeare’s house

If you’re Shakespeare, your book might sell for 4.5 million quid.

Why spend 4.5 million quid when you can read this nifty Indonesian play for free?

Amazing playwright Franky Gonzalez on this podcast.

No white reviewers.

When a pastor puts a camera in a hotel bedroom during a mission trip, it of course becomes a play.

When you award a war criminal-defending playwright a Nobel prize

A British playwright explains the differences between American and British theatre

An interview with playwright and theatre booster Jacqueline Goldfinger

Lahore’s infamous night theatres

Today’s meta post

“When I was writing the Guardian theatre blog, two very senior playwrights privately told me that they had come under pressure from theatres not to comment on or engage in conversation with blogs highlighting certain practices because theatres perceived it as disloyalty.”

International Translation Day! 

Can Molière be funny in English? (Well, if Dane Cook can…oh, never mind.)

A Dutch playwright who lived almost forever…well, into his nineties.

A History of Surinamese Literature includes some play references

The 10 most spectacular Hungarian theatres

Rediscovering the recent past in Romanian theatre

And finally, here’s some Korean moog funk…Enjoy!