Conflict resolution-filter: How can I be a better (read: appropriately responsive and fair) moderator and listener? A lot more inside. [more inside]
With the holidays coming I find my inability to tolerate some family members and listen to the inane chatter that fills the room. I am often visually unhappy about the situation. How can I tolerate such gatherings in a way that at least makes it appear I'm not so unhappy? (Bonus points if I'm ACTUALLY not so unhappy). [more inside]
Why would I get all obsessy about someone I never met? [more inside]
Monologue for a budding drama queen? [more inside]
Oh, the drama!! Recommend me diálogos en español, please. I'm interested in easy, two-person, not-so-long (~3 minutes out loud) non-risqué dialogues. Preferably, they were originally written in Spanish, and have some emotion in them. Realistically, I should be able to find them online, because I have no access to Spanish language books. (Spanish-language resources are ok to recommend; it needs to be easy for the person learning from me.)
I'm in need of quality 30 minute or less dramas. I have a 35 minute bus commute and find it annoying to watch only half a show. [more inside]
Help me endure my unbelievably self-absorbed and recklessly-impulsive mother just a little longer. [more inside]
How do I stop a summer relationship from going further without destroying everything? [more inside]
My wife and I asked her sister for my wife's wedding dress back. She is refusing to give it to us until we pay her for damage to her car. [more inside]
How can I determine, with access to limited biological data, if my father is not who I thought he was? [more inside]
Looking for plays with courtroom/trial scenes. [more inside]
ElizabethanDramaFilter. I'm considering doing a PhD (because apparently I'm a masochist who doesn't have quite enough student loan debt yet), and my area of emphasis is Elizabethan/Jacobean revenge tragedies. I'm trying to find a book on the comprehensive history of the form, but the most recent one I've been able to find is Fredson Bowers' Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy, 1587-1642 from around 1940. Does anyone know of something similar that was written in the last fifteen years or so?
Novelists or short story writers who write like David Milch (Deadwood / John From Cincinnati)? [more inside]
Mothers and daughters and the films about them - can you name some? [more inside]
On behalf of a friend: looking for a single scene from a play that would work well as a standalone piece, for a drama class showcase. [more inside]
Help me grow a spine, stop being a drama queen, and get control of my life again. [more inside]
What well-known (or lesser-known) plays are written intentionally so as to be unperformable -- only readable as scripts? I'm thinking stage directions along the lines of pulls out a handgun and fires at random into the audience, or that instruct the actors to walk on the ceiling, or specification in the dramatis personae that goats are to be cast in speaking parts. Who's employed this device to the greatest artistic effect?
I missed my two brothers-in-laws' birthdays, and one of my sisters is mad at me. I'll see everyone at Christmas. Help me make things right and prevent family drama. [more inside]
How do I deal with a sociopath that is connected to my social circle? [more inside]
How to help a person known for high drama... (long) [more inside]
What are some famous stories that don't have a proper ending, like the series finale of the Sopranos? [more inside]
what fun, performance-related activities would you teach in a high-security prison? [more inside]
I'm dealing with the fallout from coming out to my deeply religious immediate family. For years, I had prepared for their tears, their anger, their remonstrances, their appeals to the Bible, and all of those have come. What I hadn't prepared for was how disappointed I would be, and how fundamental and lonely that disappointment would be. Help? [more inside]
I want to find work as a film editor in the UK. Would it be better to find a permanent job, or freelance? Would I need an agent? If so, do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
What are some examples of boundary breaking art in the 20th and 21st centuries? Has there been any art that caused riots, made huge headlines, caused masses to reevaluate their lives and societies? For the purposes of this question I would like to define art in the broadest possible way.
Is there a real song with this lyric? "Where and how shall I earliest meet her? What are the words that she'll first say to me?" [more inside]
What plays did you love performing when you were in your high school drama club? [more inside]
Help analyze my terrible work situation! [more inside]
A friend bitched me out about a minor fight I had with my boyfriend. Was she out of line, and how do I reconcile the bad feelings I still have about it? [more inside]
Friendshipfilter: How do I end it? [more inside]
What are the best ways of dealing with dramatic friends, to give them the love and support that they need without rewarding their dramatic strategies? [more inside]
Did I miss something in the last episode of Deadwood? (spoilers galore) [more inside]
UnneccesaryInternalDramaFilter: I need some help letting go of ridiculous, but intense, hurt feelings over two best friends' impending weddings. [more inside]
How do I get into drama, acting or TV extra work in China? [more inside]
I just listened to Radio Inferno and it completely blew my mind. What should I listen to next? [more inside]
Audio Drama Filter: Radio Arcade? [more inside]
I'm thinking of a rotating platform in the floor of the stage. The platform has many partitions to make rooms, with a different set in each room. When the setting of the play changes, the platform is rotated to reveal a different set. While the actors are using one setting during the play, the partitions facing backstage are re-arranged and prepared before they are used. Is there a term for this, or is it just referred to generically?
Hotel/Home for the Holidays? My girlfriend and I are facing a major dilemma in visiting her home town for Christmas: Stay at her parents house or stay in a hotel. Any advice or past experiences would be most appreciated. Much much [more inside]
I am a hopelessly moderate, hyper-responsible, mostly mellow person. How can I help my niece, who is very bright, but hyper-emotional and kind of an over-the-top drama queen, create stability for herself and/or make more responsible choices? [more inside]
I seem to remember an American TV medical drama in which one of the subplots concerned a patient who had died... but didn't realize he was dead. His ghost wandered around seeking treatment and couldn't understand why nobody paid attention to him. The show may have been "ER" but I'm not sure. Any one else remember this?
How can I make sense of Beckett's play Waiting for Godot [more inside]
What is the brand of backpack used by the actors in the US television drama "LOST"? [more inside]
What to do with a friend that completely lacks social skills? [more inside]
what can i do to get this person to stop harassing me? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a serial radio play that CBC Radio ran around 1985-1989. The show was about a regular guy who is elected prime minister of Canada. His cabinet consist of just a couple people including the minister of defense, an Indian Chief who is in some way associated with a turtle. [more inside]
Help me identify this (Off-?)Broadway number. [more inside]
Web Drama Filter: I liked Broken Saints. What else would I like? ( I'm not looking for web comics so much as long-form dramatic pieces, with sound, 2D and 3D animation and possibly video.) Is there anything else out there using the web as a platform for viewing and distribution?
Someone who shall remain nameless put my Sandisk Cruzer Mini USB drive through the washer. It's one of the groovy ones with rubberised slipcases, and it's still working. What are these things made of? Will it rust? [more inside]