NonFicNov week 3 Be the Expert
Week 3: (Nov. 12 to 16) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (Julie @ JulzReads): Three ways to join in this week! You can either share three or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).
- I enjoy reading plays and learning about the ‘nuts and bolt’ of
- writing and staging them.
- Here a a few books about plays, playwrights and the theater.
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- Plays reflect society in a very direct way.
- Death of a Salesman (post WW II consumerism and the American Dream)
- Raisin in the Sun (Black experience of trying
- to assimilate into white society, pros, cons)
- The Father (originally a French play, Le Pere)
- touching look how a son deals
- …with a father slipping into dementia.
- Fences by August Wilson
- …Oscar winning movie 2016, Viola Davis Best Actress
- written 10 years after Arthur Miller’s play DoS set in 1950s is
- considered the black American version of Death of a Salesman.
- I could go on and on!
- If you just take one play…
- …do a little research
- …you never know where you’ll end up!
- Thanks for you comments and as always your
- Friday Non-fiction post that gives
- others an opportunity to share their NF reads!
- Mapping Irish Theater examines the
- …relationship between a society and its theater.
- Irish plays are deeply entrenched sense of place.
- Published: 2013 (175 pg)
- Domestic labor has figured largely on American stages.
- The genre is “kitchen sink realism”.
- Published: 2015 (304 pg)
- Dress size of a woman makes a bold statement on stage!
- Published: 2014 (239 pg)
- First black female playwright
- …whose play was produced on Broadway
- Published: 2018 (256 pg)
- I’m adding this so you can see…
- …why Hansberry was so important for the theater.
- Opening: New York City on March 11, 1959