REVIEW ☆ Anton in Show Business

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REVIEW ☆ Anton in Show Business ¼ ➺ Anton in Show Business Download ➽ Author Jane Martin – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk This madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre – the resemblance is uncanny As This madcap comThis madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre – the resemblance is uncanny. Here's a play within a play about a production of Chekhov It's a satire of the state of modern theater and it's relationship to film and television All of the roles go to women in the kind of show that often features largely male casts and the characters are diverse and funny in many different ways so all of that is a plus I particularly liked the rather broadly written director and the television star who turns out to have depth than her co stars expect Like Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike you don't really need to know the Chekhov to enjoy it While both plays satirize different things and can be enjoyed on their own merits this isn't uite as good as Durang's Chekhov mash up in my opinion Martin gets off to a good start but the last act here falls a little flat in comparison Still this deserves to be produced often especially by companies with strong female comedians who go underutilized in a theater world with a disproportionate number of parts written for men

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As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas they’re whisked through a maelstrom of “good ideas” that offer uniue solutions to the Three Sisters’ need to have life’s de. I just performed a staged reading of this play a couple weeks ago It's a funny but serious commentary on the less than stellar state of affairs for women in theatre all within the framework of a satiric take on Chekhov's Three Sisters If you participate in theatre you will be amused by the many in jokes sprinkled throughout the script If not you'll still most likely be amused even if you're not sure why Of course one cannot ignore the irony that Jane Martin is a pseudonym widely believed to be used by Jon Jory a man So in many way the play ends up being the butt of its own joke

SUMMARY Anton in Show Business

Anton in Show BusinessEper purpose revealed In the tradition of great backstage comedies Anton in Show Business conveys the joys pains and absurdities of “putting on a Anton in Kindle play” at the turn of the centu. Enjoyed the writing style and flow of Martin's words A lot of great monologues throughout the show I liked that it was purposefully trying too hard however the character Joby was a tricky one and always is when there is an audience plant with lines Would be interested in directing it at a college level somewhere It seems to fit the issues and excitement of that age For some reason reminded me of Caryl Churchill probably the all female cast