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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"A Man For All Seasons"

This past Sunday I was scrambling on the internet trying to find a play to see in Austin so I could write a review of one for my Theatre class. The paper is due Thursday, but no plays were showing past 2:00 on Sunday (I was surfing the web at 2:10). Finally I came upon Austin Theatre Playhouse's 5:00 p.m. production of "A Man for All Seasons." I'm sure at one point in my life I've been familiar with the story of this play, but had completely forgotten by the time I showed up for the performance.

What an incredible story. And the actors were superb. The theatre was quaint and modern (if you can be both), and small enough to create an intimate atmosphere. The play was three hours long, and I had girl sitting next to me from Texas State (NOT where I go, if you're curious), who was also writing a review for a Theatre class. She left at intermession, and even though I probably could have written my review by what I'd seen in the first Act, I was riveted, and had no desire to leave early.

I will definitely go back to this Theatre, school project or no school project. This is one of those rare times when I appreciate my education for more than the paycheck with whichi it will, hopefully, one day help me. Even though I've always enjoyed going to plays, I had never been motivated enough to make myself look one up online and get off my butt and go watch it on a Sunday afternoon. But now I've been forced too, and next time I will do it on my own volition.

And if I haven't mentioned it already, "A Man for All Seasons" is incredible. I'm sure all of you already know this, but there are my two cents.

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Blogger Jeb said...

Is this about a British King? (Forgive my ignornance, I'm probably horribly offending the drama gurus in this crowd. :])

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

Never saw it ... I recall Dad liking it quite a bit. Now I'll have to check it out :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Blogger girlfriday said...

It is about Sir Thomas More who defied Henry VIII. Guess what he was trying to do?

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


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