John Spriggs Spriggs من عند Long Lake, WI 54542، الولايات المتحدة
جعلني أتذكر كيف جيدة هذه الأغاني ... ولكن هذا عن ذلك. الكتابة شاقة للغاية ويبدو أنها مجبرة. لا شيء جديد أو مثير حقا.
Well, I was again on my task of reading plays that might be good for the male prisoners to do at Washington State Penitentiary...since they refuse to do Shakespeare...and I'm not quite sure that 8 weeks of rehearsal only three days a week will be enough to pull off a Shakespeare with non-actors, but it's a moot issue because they don't want to...but anyway, finding all men plays for larger casts is difficult. This is one that I found in my research and it's wonderful. My boyfriend tells me that the monologues are well known by his sex, but I had never heard any of them, nor had I heard of the play. I'm not surprised that there is a male version of A PIECE OF MY HEART, but...anyway, it is good. I also think that there should be remounts of this production right now. I have taught a lot of guys who have come back from Iraq or Afghanistan and I think this would help them feel not so alone. That there are generations of guys who come home from war and don't understand how there are supposed to rationalize the feelings that they feel after committing acts of war. It's a complicated feeling, which I don't think I could ever fully empathize with, but...it's worth it to bring that feeling to light. I read recently that theater is the place where ambivalent and ambiguous feelings are sussed out...I'm paraphrasing O'Neill, but...I think that is what happens scene by scene and play by play...we are just trying to make sense of the human experience....alright enough babbling... The play has an episodic structure, many monologues, a great soundtrack (which you would need the rights for), and lots of fun research opportunities, including pigeon/slang Vietnamese. Anyway, it's worth it.