Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Meanwhile, over at the Mirror Up to Nature . . .

Boston's nicest theatre blogger, Art Hennessey (sorry Ian, you're just too mischievous!) is compiling a spreadsheet of the last ten years to discover which playwrights (other than Shakespeare) are most often produced in the Hub. The blogosphere - or at least the young-playwright portions of the blogosphere - has been shaken recently by Terry Teachout's grand reveal that new work, not the classics, seems to dominate our stages (see post below). This pretty much aligns with my own observations, but Art has found that at least in Boston, classic playwrights that Teachout claimed had all but disappeared from performance have, in fact, retained a foothold. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.


  1. No apologies necessary. Art is much nicer than me, I'm pretty sure that with sufficient data mining that it can be statistically proven.

  2. And maybe we can get Emily Glassberg Sands to do the analysis! ;-)