Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Forgotten Movies




What brought this to mind was that we saw the play on Friday night. The cast here was excellent as was the cast in the version we saw. A play this elegant and profound has to touch you and it did.

Have you seen either the play or movie?

7 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that's a powerful story, Patti. Thanks for the reminder of it.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Never saw the play, though I've read it. I saw the movie a long time ago.

Lorraine Hansberry had a very interesting personal story. She died at 34 of pancreatic cancer.

Bill Crider said...

Never saw play or movie but read the play.

pattinase (abbott) said...

That brings up an interesting question. How often do we read plays once we are out of school? I will read WS if I am going to one of his plays. And I remember reading a few of the August Wilson and Lanford Wilson plays. Oh, and Arthur Miller. But only when I had seen or was going to see their work.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I did go through a period when I made an effort to read a lot of plays by people like Alan Ayckbourn, but it's true - my biggest play-reading period was in college. (I did take 2-3 drama classes then too.) I went through all of Eugene O'Neill and Noel Coward's plays (quite the contrast!) at that time. My last big binge of play reading was in 2008, when I read all the John Mortimer stuff.

Charles Gramlich said...

I have not seen either but I know I should.

Cap'n Bob said...

I've seen the movie at least twice and the performances floored me. I still laugh when I think about Poitier insulting his sister's fiance for being a college boy who wears faggoty white shoes.