I remember dreading the moment when we’d have to start reading Shakespeare during my seventh grade English class. I could understand what I was reading, but never really knew why I was doing it at all, beyond it being part of the curriculum. So is there a good reason for us to read plays, and not simply watch them? Actor and playwright Max McLean and I discuss this and more on today’s episode of Reading Writers.
Also in this episode, we discuss:
- How McLean feels about the proliferation of Bible translations;
- What he finds fascinating about C.S. Lewis; and
- His advice for prospective playwrights and screenwriters.
Be sure to check out these recommended biographies of C.S. Lewis. And, if you’re in the New York area, be sure to check out McLean’s production of C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert. It looks like a phenomenal show.
Thanks for listening to this episode of Reading Writers. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Your feedback really does help more people find the show. Tune in next time as I’m joined by Barnabas Piper for a new conversation on curiosity and the Christian life.