- n. Plural form of playlet.
“Freely adapting and updating scripts once staged at London's Grand Guignol, an institution modeled on the Paris venue, writer Shawn Northrip has knit three playlets and four mimed interludes into a production that is heavier on sex than gore.”
“Written by Simon Stephens – whose Punk Rock was a big success at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester as well as the Lyric Hammersmith – it consists of a trio of two-handed playlets, each focusing on a different couple on the edges of Heathrow airport and exploring relationships, the transience of humanity, and the power of nature to uplift or destroy.”
“Essentially, this is a series of snippets of overheard conversations that work like tiny playlets and come together like a jigsaw puzzle to create a fascinating patchwork picture of 21st-century life in Britain.”
“The most winning are the playlets that approach the events obliquely.”
“But the producers themselves know it isn't: some of the 20 playlets, though all are published in the text, are omitted altogether, others only given in part, or chopped up and distributed here and there in the evening.”
“Their Double Down Hearts sketch show bagged them an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in 2008, and it was fantastic entertainment, with bizarre playlets, hilariously awkward audience interaction and top-drawer gags.”
“Naked Stage claims the three playlets have seldom been performed.”
“The heavy-handed attempt at dramatic irony in the flimsy connection between the playlets brought a maudlin resonance to this unconvincing encounter.”
“Indeed, I have listened to it so many times already that despite these playlets being brief and purely instructional I have come to harbour strange ideas about their characters.”
“All the "Klecksography" playlets were written last week by six area writers - Patrick Bussink, James Hesla, Jason Linkins, Augie Praley, Christin Siems and Seamus Sullivan - and workshopped Dec. 12.”
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