16th May 2017

Today was more word press, I talked to Erica about what I could add to my work as I had already been over it several times. We had a chat about points that were said at the beginning of the project and I spent the day expanding some pages.

I needed a break from my word press so I looked on this website for modern plays that could potentially have monologues I could use.

http://flavorwire.com/296015/10-contemporary-plays-that-should-be-on-your-reading-list/6

ones which I thought sounded interesting were:

  1. Doubt: A parable– Set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964, the story revolves around a nun who suspects the progressive parish priest of sexual misconduct with a student. It’s all doubt from there on out, and we predict you’ll be mulling it over in your mind for weeks after reading.
  2. The pillowman– In this highly disturbing but fantastic play, a short story writer whose prose is filled with grisly violence against children is arrested after a string of real-life attacks on kids resemble his stories a bit too much. As his story unravels, the author resigns himself to his fate but attempts to save his stories from obliteration.
  3. The Goat or Who is Sylvia– In his hilarious and experimental 2002 play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, a married middle-aged architect falls in love with a goat, and the story unravels from there. Chock-full of language games and grammar jokes, as well as challenges to almost every moral standby you can imagine, the play is just as thought-provoking as it is amusing.
  4. Wit– Edson’s modern one-act classic tells the story of Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor dying of ovarian cancer. The play, which we recommend reading with a large volume of John Donne poems close at hand, weaves the great poet’s symbolism and language in with Vivian’s pain and struggle to maintain her humanity in the hospital setting. Devastating but beautiful, this play is one to endure through the ages.

(Descriptions belong to the site)

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