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Monday, February 28, 2011

Playwright Portrait, Edward Albee, Excerpt from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The Playwright Edward Albee 2008

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Excerpt from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

George (At NICK, not to him)

You take the trouble to construct a civilization… Build a society, based on the principles of…of principle…You endeavor to make communicable sense out of natural Order, morality out of the unnatural disorder of man’s Mind…you make government and art, and realize that They are, must be, both the same…you bring things to the Saddest of all points…to the point where there is something to lose…then all at once, through all the music, through all the sensible sounds of men building, attempting, comes the Dies Irae. And what is it? What does the trumpet sound? Up yours. I suppose there’s justice to it, after all the years… Up yours.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Playwright Portrait, Rinne Groff, Excerpt from Orange Lemon Egg Canary

The Playwright Rinne Groff, 2008

Orange Lemon Egg Canary

the prologue.

"Everybody loves magic. Everybody loves to be fooled, tricked. Everybody loves to be caught with their pants down. Everybody loves to be cheated and misled. Everybody loves it when someone lies to them. Especially when they watch that certain someone very closely and they’re trying to catch him in his lie, but he’s quick with the sleight of hand, too quick; and a girl is left feeling both stupid and angry, and third of all, empty. People love that."