Posts Tagged ‘dramaturgy’


appropriating some familiar classics

An examination of how playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins uses the traditions of the Classic American Family Drama to explore questions of race and family in appropriate.

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Mothers & Sons

Andre’s Mother

MOTHERS & SONS opens with a monologue: a middle-aged man tells an older woman about the view from the window they stand in front of. The man, Cal, jokes about joggers and his family. The woman, Katharine, says nothing. As it turns out, this type of exchange is not that unusual for these two characters, since […]

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Necessary Monsters

Notes from Dramaturg Walt McGough

“We do not know what the dragon means, just as we do not know the meaning of the universe, but there is something in the image of the dragon that is congenial to man’s imagination, and thus the dragon arises in many latitudes and ages.  It is, one might say, a necessary monster, not some […]

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