How do we deal with pain, with deferred dreams, with loss and disappointment? There are those like Carol in Oleanna and Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross who will fight until the end to get what they believe is right. People like them are resilient, strong minded and difficult to bend – the right people for […]
Sam Shepard is the best example of the new wave of Off-Off Broadway. Originally from California, Shepard travelled intensively, especially in the East Cost to try to get his plays produced, among other artistic endeavours. When Shepard arrived in New York in early 1960s, theatre was going through a profound change and so was society. […]
Tennessee Williams was a homosexual and he was not afraid to admit that, even in dangerous times under US senator McCarthy’s witch und gay hunt of post WWII. According to Savran’s book Communists, Cowboys and Queers, “homophobic panic authorized an unprecedented level of surveillance of social and sexual practices.” This was done to ‘secure’ the decent American family. So, in McCarthy’s eyes, Williams and all Williams-alike were a threat to the future of America.
INTRODUCTION I shall attempt to discuss in what ways the theory of the French historian Hippolyte Taine helps illuminate the potential meaning and effect of Strindberg’s Miss Julie. I have chosen Taine to focus my attention on because the complex character of Miss Julie is above all in conflict with the person she must be […]
Back in late sixteenth century there weren’t many ways for social gathering. For the royals and wealthy ones it would be the court, but for the mob it would be either taverns or theatres (what included visits from the wealthy ones too, I must say). Because of the masses gathering, theatres were politically relevant. In […]