By Tom Carson
She used to be born in the course of the Jazz Age and grew up in Paris and the yank Midwest after her father’s dying at the polo box and her mother’s later suicide. As a tender struggle reporter, she waded ashore on Omaha seashore and witnessed the liberation of Dachau. She spent the Fifties hobnobbing in Hollywood with Marlene Dietrich and Gene Kelly. She went to West Africa as an Ambassador’s spouse because the New Frontier dawned. She comforted a distraught Lyndon Baines Johnson in Washington, D.C., because the Vietnam conflict changed into a quagmire. And this day? this day, it’s June 6, 2006: Pamela Buchanan Murphy Gerson Cadwaller’s eighty-sixth birthday. With a few asperity, she’s anticipating a congratulatory cellphone name from the President of the U.S.. Brother, is he ever going to get a section of her brain.
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This will prevent staging King Lear or Oedipus Tyrannos as family melodrama or social commentary, or Waiting for Godot as high tragedy. It makes the difference between theater and recitation. To understand a line of dialogue you must know what the speaker wants and how the speaker intends the words spoken to overcome the obstacle to what is wanted. Page 32 6 Ignorance Is Bliss (Or: The Very Cause of Everyone's Lunacy about Hamlet) Alack, for lesser knowledge! Bridge it too early at your peril.
That's a forward. Such techniques are also a key to spotting elements the playwright considers important. Page 60 10 Missing Persons (Character) Who's there? Few methods useful to nondramatic writing help, and some hinder by yielding invalid results. ) Character consists of all the qualities, traits, and features that create the nature of a person and distinguish that person from another person. The patient could elaborate forever, telling who he is for hours, days, months. Somewhere between the minimum (name only) and the maximum (unlimited selfchatter) falls the amount of information necessary to create character in literature.
Enter Ghost Horatio: Look, my Lord, it comes! Hamlet: Angels and ministers of grace defend us! O, answer me. 38–45] Look at that last sentence as it should appear in the stage manager's prompt book: Hamlet: I'll call thee Hamlet. [no response] King! [no response] Father! [no response] Royal Dane! [no response] O, answer me! What may this mean, That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon, Making night hideous, and we fools of nature So horridly to shake our disposition With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?