[lit-ideas] Re: Inexhaustible Drama

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 22:30:57 -0700

On May 6, 2008, at 9:37 PM, Eric Yost wrote:

[enter SAMUEL BECKETT wearing a rabbit costume]

and so on and so on

Wondering if drama is really inexhaustible,

Here's the new challenge for inquiring minds: if there is a Bulwer Lytton contest for the worst possible opening of a novel, and if we are agreed that the Poet McGonagall is in a class of his own, what would the equivalent be in drama? Would it be the worst-structured play? The worst opening line? The worst exchange of dialog? The worst directing idea? And after whom should this contest be named?

Nominations on the back of Confederate Cotton Debentures, please to:

Drama Quizzzzzz
1 Peterbrook Lane
Puckane, London WC1 EP2

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

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