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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Playwrights & Plays
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:58 am 
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well, as much as Shakespeare is my favorite writer and clearly the most respected and influential writer in Western literature (and not just theatre), i would say most of what he did was not "first". Shakespeare holds a similar distinction in theatre and Hendrix does in rock/electric guitar, which is to say "first" is not nearly as important to his legacy as is the heights to which he took the craft. he borrowed and borrowed. and he perfected existing conventions and injected a new level of psychology to his characters, etc. just as Hendrix took things that were being done by others and made them part of the guitar lexicon.

but thats besides your point. certainly, Eastern theatre has had its influence on Western theatre and vice-versa. i will never argue against that.

disclaimer: ^the above post was typed while drunk, so i apologize if its off-topic or contains grammar or spelling errors.

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