Do you ever just sit and read a play, or do you only consider them only for watching or performing?
Maybe you like to read the script of a play after you have seen it to relive your favourite moments or remind yourself of a line of dialogue you liked, or even read them before watching them if you think they will be difficult to follow otherwise, the way you might when studying Shakespeare in school.
Or you might read a play because it sounds interesting and you don't think you'll get a chance to see it live. Is that something you do?
I am currently reading 'The Importance of being Earnest', and very much enjoying the process. I think it sometimes makes reading a lot easier, when it is a play, because it is just dialogue, and everything flows much quicker than when you have passages of description and action.
I do read plays from time to time but not very often as I tend to think that they have been conceived as something to be performed rather than just read. When I am reading them, I usually do so out loud as that seems better than in my head :)
I read plays - sometimes because I've read something about it, sometimes just because I like it. Not as much as I used to - I used to read a lot of them...now I've sort of moved into comics, which is kind of the middle ground between the two...
Have read plays, just to 'read them', especially Shakespeare, back in the day.
If going to see play, will usually read it b4.
Recent plays I've seen on stage, & have read them or studied them at School........
'A Clockwork Orange'
'Titus Andronicus' (Bell Shakespeare Company)
'King Lear' (ditto)
Yes, Iike Finy, I’d tried reading the odd play, but found it too boring, My mother & I went to the Sydney Belvour theatre, for about 15 years with a subscription, but this will have to be our last year, as she's well into her dementia now, & as soon as get outside the theatre after the end of the play, she’ll ask what the play was about, or she’ll just say nothing. At least she’s never fallen asleep during a play, & I’ve tried to only choose the plays that won’t upset her dementia. Opps, sorry, I got WAY of the beaten track here.