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Yankee Tavern - Acting Edition➶ [Reading] ➸ Yankee Tavern - Acting Edition By Steven Dietz ➫ – Varanus.us Book annotation not available for this titleTitle Yankee TavernAuthor Dietz, StevenPublisher Dramatist s Play ServicePublication Date Number of Pages Binding Type PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress Book annotation not - Acting Kindle ´ available for this titleTitle Yankee TavernAuthor Dietz, StevenPublisher Dramatist s Play ServicePublication Date Number of Pages Binding Type PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress.

Yankee Tavern - Acting Edition Kindle Ú Yankee Tavern
  • Paperback
  • 72 pages
  • Yankee Tavern - Acting Edition
  • Steven Dietz
  • English
  • 11 May 2017
  • 0822223848

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  1. says:

    The thing that hit me hardest while reading this play 9 11 is now a thing people write plays about The synopsis of Yankee Tavern suggests that this is a show about the conspiracy theories that sprung up in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and while it certainly is, it s also about the broader ideas of truth, fact, and belief How and maybe a little bit why we look so hard for reasons not to believe what s plainly in front of our eyes But as I type that previous sentence, I The thing that hit me hardest while reading this play 9 11 is now a thing people write plays about The synopsis of Yankee Tavern suggests that this is a show about the conspiracy theories that sprung up in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and while it certainly is, it s also about the broader ideas of truth, fact, and belief How and maybe a little bit why we look so hard for reasons not to believe what s plainly in front of our eyes But as I type that previous sentence, I m not sure to what I am referring the accepted narratives, or the coincidences and cast aside information that conspiracy theorists use to counter those narratives I ve always bought into the narrativesbut are the coincidences really so coincidental I both love and hate that this play is making me think about how we come to accept what is true as the Truth with a capital T That said, I m not about to turn full Tinfoil Hat, but likewhat if we re wrong Steven Dietz s play is nothing if not thought provoking Concept aside, the characters are a little muddled and the central conflict feels rushed both in its inception and its conclusion, but this one made me think, for sure 3.5 stars


  2. says:

    Wonderful thought provoking play.


  3. says:

    What s really on Steven Dietz s mind is the 9 11 tragedy Ray, a barfly who spends an inordinate amount of time in this tavern, incessantly listens to talk radio He even wears a headset lest he miss a morsel.That apparatus also gives Ray the opportunity to call the program at a moment s notice He constantly feels the need to correct both the talk show host and other listeners who call in.Ray is the loosest of cannons as he dispenses his version of the truth He has opinions on everything, in What s really on Steven Dietz s mind is the 9 11 tragedy Ray, a barfly who spends an inordinate amount of time in this tavern, incessantly listens to talk radio He even wears a headset lest he miss a morsel.That apparatus also gives Ray the opportunity to call the program at a moment s notice He constantly feels the need to correct both the talk show host and other listeners who call in.Ray is the loosest of cannons as he dispenses his version of the truth He has opinions on everything, including this howler The fall of communism was a Communist plot And yet and yet only the rarest of readers won t feel that every now and then, Ray has a plausible theory or a believable take That s the main fascination with Yankee Tavern Who knows for sure what s true and what isn t Can we trust what the politicians tell us Adam owns the bar He sconcerned about the chance the city will condemn it than with the big wedding his fianc e, Janet, is planning.These two get the play off to a shaky start Janet grills Adam as to why so many of the save the date cards she mailed were returned he admits that he made up the names just to seem as if he hasfriends While this establishes Adam as an unstable character one who may be inclined to fudge the truth as much as some government leaders Janet gets over this lie much too easily Another complication comes courtesy of an ominous looking stranger who enters, sits at the bar, and orders two beers This unnamed person doesn t have much to say for the entire first act, but he certainly becomes loquacious in Act Two withinformation about 9 11 than even Ray could imagine One of thearresting moments arrives as the lights come up on Act Two, Scene Two The bar is covered with baskets of flowers Were they sent to celebrate Adam and Janet s wedding or out of respect for someone who died Yankee Tavern always keeps the audience guessing


  4. says:

    This is a good yarn driven by conspiracy theories but I don t think the playwright knows what the big idea is supporting the plot It rests on a cliff hanger that seems to indicate government conspiracies surrounding 9 11 and the Bush Doctrine are real That is bad on two fronts One, it is a clich of the progressive left that populate the theater business to judge the Bush administration as conspiratorial and two, Dietz hints at a muchenthralling idea about conspiracies and the human exp This is a good yarn driven by conspiracy theories but I don t think the playwright knows what the big idea is supporting the plot It rests on a cliff hanger that seems to indicate government conspiracies surrounding 9 11 and the Bush Doctrine are real That is bad on two fronts One, it is a clich of the progressive left that populate the theater business to judge the Bush administration as conspiratorial and two, Dietz hints at a muchenthralling idea about conspiracies and the human experience that we invent conspiracies because our minds can t process the grief that comes with the randomness of life and death I wish the playwright would have allowed himself to reach for the universal human truth about grief instead of the tidy and plotted suppositions that border on endorsement of conspiracy theories


  5. says:

    Now this is a hell a play The reader doesn t even realize he is being lured in, as Dietz s mediation on the seductiveness of conspiracy theories becomes a nerve jangling conspiracy theory itself.


  6. says:

    A chilling examination of conspiracy theories, particularly regarding 9 11 Dietz is one of my favorite contemporary playwrights I directed a production of his Painting it Red , and it s good to see he s still got it

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