Category Archives: Dramaturgy

Costuming Napoli, Brooklyn

LWT costume designers and costume shop work notoriously hard to dress each character in each show we do just right. Despite the production the process always starts the same: RESEARCH. For some shows, such as more contemporary pieces, it’s fairly … Continue reading

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Chess in ‘Endgame’

The game of chess was a major influence on Samuel Beckett’s early writings. Around the time of his 1938 novel Murphy (in which Murphy and the suicidal Mr. Endon play a crazed chess game), chess became one of Beckett’s abiding … Continue reading

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Drama Notes: On Beckett

Widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is perhaps best known for creating a radical new dramatic form. Realism was the dominant theatrical style of Beckett’s day, and perhaps remains so … Continue reading

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DRAMA NOTES: The Allure of ‘Other People’s Money’

Wall Street has long since captured the pop culture imagination: the tales of wealth, power, and excess, and of hubris, greed, and loss is the stuff of modern day Greek tragedy. We’ve seen it all on the big screen, from … Continue reading

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Steve Martin Uses Urban Legend to Make Us Laugh

We’ve all heard the saying “there must be a full moon” or, at least, some version of it. Whether there’s any scientific truth to it or not, most of us seem content to continue this prevalent idea that astronomical events … Continue reading

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