51 episodes

A comedy podcast that helps answer the question “what is this play about?” … Plays are meant to be seen not read, but before an audience sees a production all the artists involved need to read the text and come to a unified interpretation of it. This show examines that process – we will read plays and look at them through the lens of different text analysis techniques, talk about the potential stories that could be told using that play, and go behind the scenes of the artistic process. This podcast is for anyone who wants to know more about the important plays of our time and the analytic techniques that can be used to understand them more deeply and for anyone who loves theater and would like to know more about the artistic process.

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

A comedy podcast that helps answer the question “what is this play about?” … Plays are meant to be seen not read, but before an audience sees a production all the artists involved need to read the text and come to a unified interpretation of it. This show examines that process – we will read plays and look at them through the lens of different text analysis techniques, talk about the potential stories that could be told using that play, and go behind the scenes of the artistic process. This podcast is for anyone who wants to know more about the important plays of our time and the analytic techniques that can be used to understand them more deeply and for anyone who loves theater and would like to know more about the artistic process.

    EP. #3.1 Angels In America Part 1: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner

    EP. #3.1 Angels In America Part 1: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner

    In this episode READ MORE PLAYS hosts Ricardo Frederick Evans and Jennifer Sassaman discuss Angels In America Part 1: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner!  Theme music by Kalyn Harewood, with additional music by Bob Sassaman.

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and discussions you can participate in.  Support us on Patreon to get bloopers, dramaturgy, and other bonus content. Please like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    EP. #3.2 Angels In America Part 2: Perestroika by Tony Kushner

    EP. #3.2 Angels In America Part 2: Perestroika by Tony Kushner

    In this episode READ MORE PLAYS hosts Ricardo Frederick Evans and Jennifer Sassaman discuss Angels In America Part 2: Perestroika by Tony Kushner!  Theme music by Kalyn Harewood, with additional music by Bob Sassaman.

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and discussions you can participate in.  Support us on Patreon to get bloopers, dramaturgy, and other bonus content. Please like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    EP. #3.3 MacBeth by William Shakespere

    EP. #3.3 MacBeth by William Shakespere

    In this episode READ MORE PLAYS hosts Ricardo Frederick Evans and Jennifer Sassaman discuss MacBeth by William Shakespere!  Theme music by Kalyn Harewood, with additional music by Bob Sassaman.

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and discussions you can participate in.  Support us on Patreon to get bloopers, dramaturgy, and other bonus content. Please like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    EP. #3.4 August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

    EP. #3.4 August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

    In this episode READ MORE PLAYS hosts Ricardo Frederick Evans and Jennifer Sassaman discuss August: Osage County by Tracy Letts!  Theme music by Kalyn Harewood, with additional music by Bob Sassaman.

    Links:
    1. The Howard Starks poem August: Osage County can be read here.
    2. Caitlan Moran article about the hormone changes that affect personality in menopause can be found here.
    3. T.S. Eliot poem The Hollow Men can be read here.

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and discussions you can participate in.  Support us on Patreon to get bloopers, dramaturgy, and other bonus content. Please like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    In this special trailer for READ MORE PLAYS hosts Ricardo Frederick Evans and Jennifer Sassaman discuss season 3!  Theme music by Kalyn Harewood, with additional music by Bob Sassaman.

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and discussions you can participate in.  Support us on Patreon to get bloopers, dramaturgy, and other bonus content. Please like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 5 min
    EP. #2.1: The MotherF***er With The Hat By Stephen Adly Gurgis

    EP. #2.1: The MotherF***er With The Hat By Stephen Adly Gurgis

    In this episode READ MORE PLAYS hosts Ricardo Frederick Evans, Jennifer Sassaman discuss The MotherF***er With The Hat By Stephen Adly Gurgis. Theme music by Kalyn Harewood, with additional music by Bob Sassaman.

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and discussions you can participate in.  Support us on Patreon to get bloopers, dramaturgy, and other bonus content. Please like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    Links to items referenced in this episode:

    1. Interview with Stephen Adly Guirgis and John Patrick Shanley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJOBPxAAfYA&t=1s  

    2. A full plot summary of the play can be found on the Plot Synopses page of our website: https://www.readmoreplays.com/plot-synopsis

    3. Information about the analytic technique used in this and other episodes can be found in the Text Analysis page of our website: https://www.readmoreplays.com/analysis

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

madc1885 ,

You guys are the best!!

I have been loving to listen to your podcast with each and every new release, and just wanted to also mention that y'all are amazing!! Have a wonderful day!

Forsaken Lover ,

Just what I needed!

This is perfect! Brilliant and talented people discussing plays. If I haven't already seen or read the play I find a copy to add to my collection. No disappointments, excellent selections to round out my education. Jennifer Sassaman is divine!

Sedgwick64 ,

Lose Wendy Nogales

She is like a Preacher telling me what art should be. She is horrible to have on this show

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