In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard. Seminar (Theresa Rebeck) – Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. Theresa Rebeck play called Seminar. 16 Oct On one level, Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar satirizes the class with the mean, witty, highly critical, entertaining, terrifying professor and his mix of.

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However, it is a good semminar it is not a great one. The main character, Leonard, is intriguing to the reader, and in performance is certainly dominant, but I feel that was due to the fact that Alan Rickman was semihar Leonard when I saw it. Delving into this script with the intent of deeply analyzing it reveals such a rich world full of complex characters who are so much more than an initial read pegs them as, emotions that we have all felt, feared to feel, or hoped to feel, and situations that we can immediately buy into.

Appreciating man pain is probably the only way to appreciate this.

It’s about four young writers in a seminar with an extremely thegesa writer. Alaina Sharp rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Nov 19, Bruce Steinberg rated it really liked it. I would have given it 4 stars; I love the story, but the way the dialogue is written drives me up a wall.

I hated this play.

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Sep 15, Emily rated it did not like it. Some good audition pieces, especially for actors who can make fresh choices with said man pain. Jun 12, Jason rated it it was ok. Additional Info In Seminara provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Knowing, nasty, sexy, deeply cynical fun about “The Fiction Industry. Witty, timely, relevant discussion – just too short or somewhat one-dimensional.

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Oct 19, Gregory Knapp rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since he is the teacher who the other four charters revolve around that can present a problem.

It’s delightfully malicious, but in the end, not as cruel or as negative as one might think. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Is it okay to be critical about a play that is critical about writing seminars? No trivia or quizzes yet. Not quite sure what I think on a first reading. Maybe that’s the writer in me–I tend to react that way about a lot if stories about writers. And, actually, Seminar was entertaining in presenting this situation.

Some surprises but not a lot of depth in these characters. Nov 25, Molly rated it liked it.

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Rickman, is arrived at after Leonard has only glanced at the first couple of pages of a vast manuscript. Punctuation is your friend. I didn’t find it particularly funny or insightful and in the end I think I’d classify it as rebeco. There is seminag denying it is well written, and I was engaged enough to read the whole thing, but by the end, I just didn’t care about anyone in the play.

By the end it’s not as funny but more poignant. It is not credible that an exclusive group pays through the nose to invite a supposed writing pro into a private home, who freely injects vulgar language into sekinar comments while parading like a know-it-all peacock, to have the students return again and again to be insulted, get free sex, or both.

As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relations, and their futures.


License details Minimum Fee: She also works as a television writer. I found a lot of truth about that sort of thinking here.

I don’t mean to insinuate that I did not like reading “Seminar”, I did. Seminar opened at the San Francisco Playhouse on May 3,and received outstanding reviews from the ttheresa press.

May 09, Hesper rated it did not like it Shelves: It is not credible to the extent that earns suspension of disbelief. Jan 22, Jenni Roman rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m not sure what to make of this one. There are enough moments like that to make it worth your time. She constantly tries to prove herself. A shit play with two shit female characters that feeds into the male gaze seminag a rhetoric of simultaneously shaming and misguidedly celebrating female sexuality.

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Having read it seven months after seeing it, I am not sure that it eebeck up so well. The play had nothing but a tone thfresa screamed “woe is me” and a two hour show cannot stand on that. But the defense to fiction cannot be that sonmething actually happened.

There were billboards with Jeff Goldblum’s face all over town. Plot twist was Obvious. The play was mostly well received. Another strong outing for Ms.

Seminar by Theresa Rebeck is a snappy and acerbic modern comedy about a group of four young would-be authors, each tormented to varying degrees by the harsh dismissiveness of their egocentric mentor—and by their fheresa doubts as to what they’re doing with their lives and with each oth From “Now Reading” by Literary Mama staff: