As readers of this blog know, if everybody’s doing something, I feel compelled to do it too. Below is a list of the most popular posts on Superfluities Redux over the past 12 months. Most of them date from this past year, but there are a few others which remain readable, apparently. Have a good New Year; I’ll see you on the other side of 1 January.
In the intersection or in the crosshairs?: My report on Diane Ragsdale’s report on the Arena Stage New Play conference reached number 1 in the hit list.
Terry Teachout, David Cote, and the anti-tragic prejudice: There’s a time for comedy and a time for tragedy. This is, apparently, the time for comedy. Here’s why.
Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets: A post on Odets’ early family drama remains popular.
Plays of Samuel Beckett: Come and Go (1965): The dramatist’s shortest dramaticule, with the exception of Breath.
Grünewald’s Crucifixion: “The Lockjaw Christ”: One of the most important predecessors of the German Expressionist movement.
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams: An essay about Williams’ first great success.
It’s getting cloudy in Philadelphia: Philadelphia loses its only full-time on-staff theatre critic.
Theatre blogosphere dead; no services planned: From just last week, I wonder where we go from here.
Elfriede Jelinek: “I don’t think of the audience for one second”: The Austrian novelist and dramatist explains whom she writes for.
Power, publishing, David Mamet, and Christopher Shinn: The all-powerful Mamet scuttles a new Methuen anthology of American plays.