podcast – THE CULTIVATED PLAYWRIGHT
By B McEntire
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The Cultivated Playwright is a podcast hosted by theatre artist Brad McEntire. The aim is to explore performing arts, culture and general refinement from the perspective of a mid-career theatre maker who is, you know, just trying to figure stuff out.
||CleanEp. 13 – The Structure of Comedy||A little talk about Comedy as a genre of theatre and how the structure of it has changed through the centuries. https://archive.org/download/TheCultivatedPlaywrightEp.13TheStructureOfComedy/The%20Cultivated%20Playwright%20Ep.%2013%20-%20The%20Structure%||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 – Fringe Touring and Not Losing Sight of the Forest for the Trees||There's an old adage that one should not lose sight of the forest for the trees. It basically means one shouldn't lose sight of the bigger picture. This certainly true of fringe touring.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 – Lessons from Weckesser||A professor I had as an undergraduate recently passed on. I considered him a sort of indirect mentor on mine. He had quite an impact on me. This episode is dedicated to John Weckesser (1941-2018). [NOTE: This episode was originally released March 2, 201||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 – Books On Living An Ordered Life||This past year I read a range of books about organization, minimalism and civilized living. These seemingly disparate volumes come at it from different perspectives, but all explore living a curated, intentional, ordered lifestyle. [NOTE: This episode w||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 – Thor: Ragnarok and Goethe’s Three Questions of Criticism||I had what I thought would be a good, quick, rather easy idea. I would apply the superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s three questions for subjectively evaluating a piece of art. It turned out not to be so quick nor so easy||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 – Building a Personal Library||In this episode, I riff on why now is the right time to build a personal home library of physical books. [NOTE: This episode was originally released November 10, 2017 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here on this site.] htt||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 – Finding Time For Creative Work||In this episode, I talk about how artists need uninterrupted spans of time to do focused creative work. And I mention what I’m doing nowadays since I don’t have uninterrupted spans of time. [NOTE: This episode was originally released November||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 – Work Clothes||I have been recording what I wear to work on Instagram recently. It has instigated some thoughts on clothes and appearance. [NOTE: This episode was originally released October 26, 2017 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 – Dan Harmon and Some Thoughts on Improv||Some thoughts on how Dan Harmon approaches his show HarmonQuest and how I have cooled my jets a bit as far as improv goes… but I’m getting restless for it once again. [NOTE: This episode was originally released October 13, 2017 via SoundCloud.||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 – Capturing Ideas||An idea must be recorded immediately or it vanishes forever. I share my informal system of index cards, notebooks and Evernote to capture inspiration when it hits. [NOTE: This episode was originally released October 3, 2017 via SoundCloud. I am re-relea||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|