Garry Hynes’ ‘Waiting for Godot’ Will Play at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

Garry Hynes’ ‘Waiting for Godot’ Will Play at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

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Let’s go! We can’t Why not? We’re waiting for Godot. Ah, yes.   This is the repetitive dialogue between Vladimir and Estragon in Irish playwright Sameul Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The story revolves around two men standing by a tree waiting for a character named Godot (the pronunciation is God-oh). While waiting, the duo talks about many absurd issues, arguing and reconciling, and figuring out games to fill in the time. The absence of this unknown being creates an agitated atmosphere.   Since the script was published in 1952, Waiting for Godot has been put on stage ceaselessly. Now, the Garry Hynes-directed …

10 Works of Literature to Honor HIV Prevention Day

10 Works of Literature to Honor HIV Prevention Day

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HIV Prevention Day is upon us, which means that now is a great time to read up on the history of HIV awareness, get tested, ruminate on the stigmatization of HIV and AIDS, get tested, share relevant literature with your friends, bring them along to get tested, get educated on the ongoing struggle to secure life-saving drugs for all, and also, get tested.   Literature has played a key role in the advancement of HIV and AIDS discourse, so what better way to commemorate today than by picking up one, or two, or all of these great works?     1. And …

7 Plays That Are Just as Fun to Read as They Are to Watch

7 Plays That Are Just as Fun to Read as They Are to Watch

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Aside from Shakespeare’s classics, it seems as though the reading of plays is a dying art form. It’s not that people don’t still read plays, but in my personal life I get the sense that not many of my friends are choosing to pick a play to read over the classic novel format. I find that written scripts can sometimes even be more fun to read than an actual book can be; reading to-the-point stage directions is a fascinating way to get a point across without having to delve too much into prose and detail. Some of the greatest and most important …

Broadway Adaptation of “1984” Makes Audience Violently Ill

Broadway Adaptation of “1984” Makes Audience Violently Ill

Jennifer Lawrence is frequently attributed as the most relatable celebrity, due to some clumsy slips and an obsession with pizza. Viewers of the Broadway adaptation of 1984 who puked can now also wipe their brow and feel related to.   Lawrence wasn’t the first to get sick at this show (though she chalks it up to the flu and not the performance) as several ticket holders have had troubles with stomaching the troubling scenes.   The star of the play, Olivia Wilde, tweeted her thoughts on the occurrence, saying she felt hashtag-honored.     This is Wilde’s debut into Broadway. …

London Cast of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Reprising Roles for Broadway

London Cast of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Reprising Roles for Broadway

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Last year, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” premiered at Palace Theatre in London, leaving every city other than London Harry Potter-less. It was announced in May, however, that “Cursed Child” will be making its Broadway debut at the Lyric Theatre on April 22, 2018. And now we have a cast announcement: the lead cast from London will reprise their roles in New York.   via Wikipedia   The cast is as follows:   Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger   Jamie Parker as Harry Potter   Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley   Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter   Sam Clemmett as Albus …