Scott Glander

Scott Glander

My journey to becoming a playwright has not been a straight line. I have discovered I'm an organic writer, though I'm not sure I can explain what that means. My original plays include Shakespeare Restored, about two 18th Century editors of Shakespeare, and Before, about a woman who finds herself playing Antigone, after the death of her sister. My adaptations include Six Lessons, after Richard...
My journey to becoming a playwright has not been a straight line. I have discovered I'm an organic writer, though I'm not sure I can explain what that means. My original plays include Shakespeare Restored, about two 18th Century editors of Shakespeare, and Before, about a woman who finds herself playing Antigone, after the death of her sister. My adaptations include Six Lessons, after Richard Boleslavsky's Acting: The First Six Lessons, and Balderdash and Banalysis, or Bandy About the Bard, a five-play collection of spoofs of Shakespeare's plays. I am a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • Shakespeare Restored
    Alexander Pope and Lewis Theobald square off over how best to save Shakespeare's scripts. The scripts had become difficult to understand due to old printing techniques and changes in the language. In the meanwhile, Shakespeare's Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke struggle to see who will become King of England and Sophocles' Electra drops by as she awaits the return of her brother, Orestes.
  • Before
    Julia stumbles into a production of an ancient Greek play and realizes she is playing Antigone, the last role her late sister played.
  • Six Lessons
    A look inside the Stanislavski system from the first person to introduce the system to American actors. Adapted from Richard Boleslavsky's ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS, follow an acting student on her journey from an inexperienced amateur to a confident professional. A classic acting text brought to life.

    Note to Educators:
    ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS is one of the preeminent...
    A look inside the Stanislavski system from the first person to introduce the system to American actors. Adapted from Richard Boleslavsky's ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS, follow an acting student on her journey from an inexperienced amateur to a confident professional. A classic acting text brought to life.

    Note to Educators:
    ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS is one of the preeminent acting texts of the 20th Century. Because my adaptation is a play it is a powerful tool to teach acting. Your students will not read this play—they will memorize these monologues, these scenes and these lessons. They will memorize the information they will use throughout their theatre lives. In the same spirit as ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS, my adaptation is meant to offer young actors and directors a door through which to begin their journeys as theatre artists.

  • Balderdash and Banalysis, or Bandy About the Bard
    A collection of one-act spoofs of Shakespeare. Each spoof has a movie tie-in. The first collection includes spoofs of Henry VIII (A Place in the Sun), Macbeth, (The Great McGinty), All's Well That Ends Well (It Happens Every Spring), Julius Caesar (Psycho), The Tempest (Going My Way), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Road to Singapore) and Cymbeline (The Big Sleep). Hold on tight—they move fast. Minimal sets...
    A collection of one-act spoofs of Shakespeare. Each spoof has a movie tie-in. The first collection includes spoofs of Henry VIII (A Place in the Sun), Macbeth, (The Great McGinty), All's Well That Ends Well (It Happens Every Spring), Julius Caesar (Psycho), The Tempest (Going My Way), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Road to Singapore) and Cymbeline (The Big Sleep). Hold on tight—they move fast. Minimal sets. Minimal costumes. Casting is very flexible. Great for colleges.
  • Balderdash and Banalysis II, or Bandy Again the Bard
    This second collection of one-act spoofs includes The Merchant of Venice (The Ox-Bow Incident), Comedy of Errors (Pardon my Sarong), Timon of Athens (Mr Deeds Goes to Town), Richard III (Night of the Hunter), As You Like It (Some Like it Hot), Troilus and Cressisa (Wuthering Heights) and King Lear (Citizen Kane).
  • Balderdash and Banalysis III, or Bandy Amid the Bard
    This third collection of one-act spoofs includes Measure for Measure (The Ghost and Mrs Muir), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Christmas in July), Coriolanus (Gentleman Jim), Much Ado About Nothing (Bringing Up Baby), Henry V (High Noon), Parts 1, 2 & 3 of Henry VI (Each Dawn I Die/Little Caesar/The Roaring Twenties) and Othello (The Three Faces of Eve).
  • Balderdash and Banalysis IV, or Bandy Across the Bard
    This fourth collection of one-act spoofs includes Romeo and Juliet (From Here to Eternity), King John (The Last Hurrah), A Winter’s Tale (Mr Skeffington), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Andy Hardy’s Double Life), Anthony and Cleopatra (Bonnie and Clyde), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Ball of Fire) and Part 1 of Henry IV (Rebel Without a Cause).
  • Balderdash and Banalysis V, or Bandy Adieu the Bard
    The fifth and final collection of spoofs includes Richard II (The Westerner), Titus Andronicus (Pitfall), Part 2 of Henry IV (Love Story), Twelfth Night (The Fortune Cookie), Pericles (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), Taming of the Shrew (The Lady Eve) and Hamlet (The original Star Wars trilogy).
  • The Night Before
    After a table reading of a new play, a couples' future is decided.
  • A Farce or a Tragedy
    The politics of unemployment and unemployment statistics.