King Lear – Script Review

Going back to the classics, I decided to read KING LEAR by William Shakespeare. I initially decided to read this because this play was mentioned in another book I’m reading called Reverse & Forwards…or is it the other way around? At any rate, the book was an analysis of how to break down a script….

The Odd Couple – Script Review

Another script finished. The ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon. This was originally produced on stage in 1965, but the story is still applicable to today’s culture.SYNOPSISA divorced slob invites a group of the boys over for cards, one of the guests, who happens to be very meticulous and tense, has just been separated from his…

Yankee Dawg You Die – Script Review

I just finished reading YANKEE DAWG YOU DIE by one of my teachers, Philip Kan Gotanda. Again, I’m inspired by it. For some reason, I always thought the play was something that it obviously is not.SYNOPSISBradley Yamashita is one of the new breed of Asian-American actors. Highly political and outspoken, he will only take on…

Zoot Suit – Script Review

I just read ZOOT SUIT by Luis Valdez play and I LOVE IT! There’s just so many great things that I’ve learned from reading it.SYNOPSISIn Zoot Suit, Luis Valdez weaves a story involving the real-life events of the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial — when a group of young Mexican-Americans were wrongfully charged with murder —…

A Few Good Men – Script Review

As I type this, I’m waiting for the electrician to knock on my door to fix the broken doorbell. In an earlier post, I said that my next script will have something to do with U.S. Filipino Navy Veterans and their families. I’m thinking about wrapping that theme around a courtroom drama – something I…

Equus – Script Review

Here’s my first Review of a script that I just finished reading. This is actually my FIRST review I’ve written about anything. But the more I do, hopefully I’ll learn from the devices the playwright uses and adapt them into my writing. The play is called EQUUS by Peter Shaffer. It was first produced at…