Analysis of a Play In Edward Bok Lee's “El Santo Americano,” a professional wrestler kidnaps his wife and child as he drives to Mexico, hoping to reinvent himself and keep his family together. Clay is a disgraced professional wrestler who drives his wife and son with him to Mexico. There, he hopes to reinvent himself as a wrestler, and not be taken as a joke. He also hopes to improve his failing relationship with his family. It is revealed shortly into the play that Clay has in fact taken his wife and son by force, when Evalana tells him to stop so she can take a bathroom break, and Clay says “if I stop, you'll try to run again.” He also has brought a gun with him. As the story progresses, Clay pulls over, giving Evalana the “opportunity” to run away, to which she promises she won't. Clay then gives a long monologue revealing his wrestling life, including when he had finally won a match and the audience actually cheered him on, appreciating a “real” match as opposed to “so much phoney bullshit (they had seen) through the years.” More importantly, during the monologue, Clay reveals that he had won to give his wife and son something to believe in, and so his son could for once not “see his daddy get beat time and again.” During the long monologue, Evalana temporarily runs off, and Clay aims the gun at himself, eventually just putting it into his mouth. Evalana eventually reappears, and gives a monologue of her own. She tells of a family trip she went on to Disneyland when she was about their son Jesse's age. Along the way, her father woke the family up in Arizona, so they could see a big dam at night. It was during that time that she was fascinated by a rainbow she saw at night. The next night, while the family was camping out, Evalana saw a distant town that enchanted her, “shining with tiny stars that weren't really stars, surrounded by rainbows that weren't really rainbows.” She reveals that she imagined she was born in that town, and that was the place the
Play Analysis 2: Hamlet
1. In Hamlet the King has recently passed away and his brother Claudius has taken the throne and married the widowed Queen Gertrude. One night in Elsinore Castle in Denmark the King's ghost appears before the watchmen and then Horatio. Horatio and the watchmen bring Hamlet, the prince, son of the deceased king and Gertrude, the ghost reveals it is the spirit of the dead king. He tells his son that he was murdered by Claudius and bids him to take revenge upon his uncle. Hamlet….
“Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw, is a play set in the Victorian Era. In this period of time, social classes were considered to be fixed and so no one moved between classes. In George Bernard Shaw’s play, this idea of fixed social classes is challenged through the use of dramatic conventions. “Pygmalion” follows the life of Eliza Doolittle as Professor Henry Higgins plans to transform her from a flower girl to a lady in a bet to pass her off as a duchess. In changing her appearance and speech,….
this through the lives of a few aboriginal people. The play shows how aboriginal people lose their way and become more reliant on the white man and how the whites used this position of power of them. One cannot survive unless one has ones' purpose. To aboriginal people their purpose was unrecognised due to the destruction of their past. Which meant that their purpose was lost and without that they faded away with help by the white man.
The play is set in the 1929 in Western Australia, in a small settlement….
I think that the Decatur High School production of the play “Into the Woods” by James LaPine and Stephen Sondheim, was really good. We went to see it on September 28th. It was a fast moving play, and the actors’ energy helped make it feel real. I thought it had good change of scenery. I also liked how it was based off the stories that we had grown up with. Finally, I thought that they interacted with the audience well.
My first reason why I liked it was because of the change moments. I liked their….
chosen each play based on how social issues affect the individual, thus providing human insight on these very issues which often become abstracted when portrayed simply as news. For our inaugural season, we have selected four plays inspired by previous works.
Another Antigone, by the playwright A. R. Gurney and licensed by Dramatists Play Services, tells the story of Henry Harper, a university professor, and Judy Miller, his student who wishes to rewrite the classical play Antigone….
That can range from seeing plays and determining which ones would be good to have at the Goodman and commissioning plays to be made by playwrights. He also dramaturges or designates someone to do so for plays. At Sideshow, he worked with other artists as a collective to get productions going either by assembling actors, getting lighting and set designers, and dramaturging the play itself. He also has directed plays at the Sideshow. He currently has a production out called….
and interesting way for both the audience and performers.
This is shown in Mirra Todd’s play “Fearless” which portrays the world wide struggle of loneliness as well as bringing up many contemporary Australian issues within the cast of 10, who each flinch at a point in their lives, such as sleeping rough, addiction, violence, mental illness, coping with grief, social isolation, PTSD and suicide. The play draws on a number of theatrical styles such as naturalism, classical and epic theatre to explore….
magical land called Oz. To get home, she had to go talk to the Wiz, but along the way she had some friends to help her get there. Before she gets to go home she has to fight the Wicked Witch of the West with the help of her friends. In my opinion the play was decent it wasn’t all that good, but it was okay.
Was the actors’ acting extraordinary or was it mediocre? The actors’ acting skills were mediocre. My favorite actor was Amber Riley, Addaperle. Amber Riley was my favorite actor, because she stood….
October 2, 2016, I recently went to see my first play that dealt with cultural and racial issues, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 at the San Jose Stage Company, directed by L. Peter Callender. The playwright of this piece is Jackie Sibblies Drury, whose known for tackling heavily ethical and racial topics. In this play, a group of actors, three white actors, and three….
Title of the play I went to see on April 21, 2017 is Grease. The theatre I had saw it in was at C.A Theatre and the company was Tarrant County Southeast Campus. The playwright of the play was by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and the director of Grease is Steven D. Morris. My pre-show experience the first thing I saw was a person’s head, which I believe it, was the composer, which was cool because of how he rather stays hidden. In addition, I like how they had the curtains down with the title in bold….