Paula Vogel Summary

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Essays & Analysis (13)

1,652 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following essay, Dolan contrasts Shakespeare's Othello and Vogel's Desdemona. Desdemona (a play about a handkerchief) continues in playwright Paula Vogel's tradition of res... Read more
587 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following mixed review of Hot’n’ Throbbing, Winn maintains that Vogel's “strong subject matter gets squandered on a crude, oddly listless piece of theater.” P... Read more
728 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Hartigan offers a mixed review of The Mineola Twins. Imagine a set of identical twins destined to grow up diametrically opposed to each other. As adolescents, they draw a line... Read more
523 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Winn notes the lack of humor in The Mineola Twins and contends that the play “whips past four decades of American cultural landmarks without making these brisk traveler... Read more
730 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Evans lauds Vogel's humor as well as the inspired premise of The Mineola Twins. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive, The Baltimore Wal... Read more
313 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following positive assessment of Desdemona, Winn praises Vogel's canny revision of the character of Desdemona. A double bill of Dutchman and Desdemona at the Phoenix Theatre packs an inv... Read more
2,424 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Savran provides a thematic and stylistic overview of Vogel's work. Shortly after I met Paula Vogel—twenty years ago in a seminar room at Cornell University—... Read more
6,534 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Friedman contends that Vogel's Desdemona signals a significant shift in feminist critical perspective in drama. In his introduction to Othello, Alvin Kernan asserts that... Read more
7,859 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Novy contrasts the portrayal of the Desdemona character in Vogel's Desdemona and Ann-Marie MacDonald's Goodnight Desdemona. Two very different recent plays take a... Read more
794 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Winn provides a favorable assessment of The Baltimore Waltz. AIDS gives the play [The Baltimore Waltz] its haunted minor key, its halting cadences and inevitable resolution, b... Read more
702 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following favorable review, Evans commends the originality of The Baltimore Waltz. Though the field has grown crowded in recent years, The Baltimore Waltz remains one of the most original and p... Read more
999 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Kelly discusses the controversial nature of Hot’n’ Throbbing. Hot’n’ Throbbing, in ART's New Stages series, is likely to be the most controv... Read more
1,063 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following favorable assessment of Hot’n’ Throbbing, Blanchard commends Vogel's intelligence and compassion as well as her courage to take on controversial topics. With How ... Read more