Friday, June 19, 2009

I Know and You Know...


...that the movie-fiends who constitute the vast majority of this blog's readership aren't necessarily so interested in my takes on ten-, twenty-, thirty-year-old plays, maybe even one-year-old plays. Plus, the plays project is intended as more of a reading journal than anything—they're just dashed-off thoughts after I finish a script and mull for a bit—so without going all Jim Crow, I like the idea of partitioning out those entries more formally. So, I built an addition onto my house. As Mae West famously said, "Why don't ya come up some time and see me?"

Two blogs might be asking for it when I don't always have time for one, but I'm not promising very regular updates over at the Playhouse, and as Mae West also said, "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." She also said, "It's better to get looked over than overlooked," but to help you know when to look, if you're at all interested, I'll toss a head's up into the sidebar over here.

Soon: back to some cinematic matters at hand.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Cal said...

Makes sense.

I'm not really in a position to see many plays and I've seen painfully few. Hoping to remedy that in later life.

:-)

9:12 AM, June 20, 2009  
Blogger Bill C said...

For what it's worth, to my surprise I found myself looking forward to more play posts despite being a total theatre ignoramus. I think there are some sites one reads for the topic and others one reads for the writer, and, well, yours is the latter, dude.

11:18 AM, June 20, 2009  
Blogger Catherine said...

Nah, I'm totally interested in this new venture, and bookmarking the new site as I type. English Majors holla up in the house!

1:03 PM, June 20, 2009  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

@Cal: Don't let that stop you - read 'em!

@Bill: A truly kind and much-appreciated compliment. Thank you!

@Catherine: English-major solidarity is indeed important! Thanks for the enthusiasm and fellowship (and for the debut comments).

10:42 PM, June 20, 2009  
Anonymous Fabrizzio said...

I'm reading a bunch of plays right now!!! I just caught up on some classics (The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (L.O.V.E.D.) Lysistrata) and I'm going to read some more contemporary ones soon...August: Osage County, Rabbit Hole, etc. And I'm definitely planning on reading the ones you're posting about....or at least True West, I haven't read the other post yet, I'm gonna get on that right now :)
I'm excited beyong words about seeing the movie of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for the first time.

1:22 PM, June 22, 2009  
Anonymous Fabrizzio said...

I'm reading a bunch of plays right now!!! I just caught up on some classics (The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (L.O.V.E.D.) Lysistrata) and I'm going to read some more contemporary ones soon...August: Osage County, Rabbit Hole, etc. And I'm definitely planning on reading the ones you're posting about....or at least True West, I haven't read the other post yet, I'm gonna get on that right now :)
I'm excited beyong words about seeing the movie of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for the first time.

1:22 PM, June 22, 2009  
Anonymous Fabrizzio said...

gahh...sorry about the double post.

1:22 PM, June 22, 2009  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

I really want to read Dirty Blonde. I remember wanting to see it at the time. And i even remember a review of the cast change indicating that the play felt so much different with a new actress in the lead role but flexibility of interpretation was an obvious sign of greatness in a play.

claudia shear has a new play btw

7:43 PM, June 23, 2009  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

@Fabrizzio: Glad you're so excited to read all of these... I'm sure you'll be happy that you did, certainly in more cases than not.

@Nathaniel: Yep, Shear was replaced after a long run in the part by Kathy Najimy, which must have been kind of fascinating. The NYTimes review was qualified but kind, and just as you remember, it came out on the side of surprise that the play not only survives without Shear but proves that it isn't just a one-off vehicle for its writer-star.

2:07 AM, June 25, 2009  
Blogger Mae West NYC said...

Hey, Nick - - come up sometime! MaeWest.bnlogspot.com

2:13 AM, June 28, 2009  

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