Coming attractions: Reading the Theatre

In one week, I’ll start celebrating a month of Reading the Theatre — a way for us all to get out of the house, in our imaginations at least. If you’d like to join in, here are some ways you could do so:

  • Reading and posting about plays, from any time period
  • Posting about theatre productions you have seen or been in
  • Watching and posting about stage-to-screen adaptations
  • Reading and posting about theatre-related fiction …
  • …or nonfiction of any kind: memoirs and autobiographies of actors, directors, designers; books about stagecraft and stage history; collections of reviews, criticism, or essays, or what you will
  • Sharing thoughts about theatrical themes
  • Top Ten Lists, quizzes, favorite quotes … get creative!

I’m seeing this as a very free-form month, so it will be an exciting surprise to see what comes in each week. Be sure to let me know about your posts via comments or my contact form, and I’ll gather the links all together at the end of the month.

As for me, I’m planning to:

  • Do a retrospective of all my theatre-related posts both here and at The Emerald City Book Review over the years (there have been quite a few, I find)
  • Read and post about at least one play — possibly Faust, Part I
  • Review The Incomparable Rex by Patrick Garland, a recent reissue from Dean Street Press
  • Read and post about something else, to be determined …
  • Enjoy your posts and comments!

I do hope we can inspire each other with our armchair appreciations of the lively arts, even if life is constricted right now.

Will you be Reading the Theatre with us? What are you looking forward to?

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6 thoughts on “Coming attractions: Reading the Theatre

  1. This sounds great! Last month I made a post on my other blog titled 10 Great Films based on Plays, and there are so many play-to-films adaptations I love, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Gaslight, Pygmalion, The Shop Around the Corner and Rope! I do want to read more plays, including some more Tennessee Williams I have not yet read, but I am not sure I can squeeze any into March, perhaps I can!

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