By R. J. Cardullo
Play research: A Casebook on sleek Western Drama is a mixed play-analysis textbook and path significant other that includes twelve essays on significant dramas from the fashionable ecu and American theaters: between them, Ghosts, The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor's obstacle, A Man's a guy, The Homecoming, The bushy Ape, front web page, Of Mice and males, Our city, The Glass Menagerie, and dying of a salesperson. Supplementing those essays are a step by step method of Play research, a word list of Dramatic phrases, learn courses, subject matters for Writing and dialogue, and bibliographies. Written with students in brain (and very likely additionally complex highschool students), those serious essays disguise a few of the primary performs handled in classes on glossy Euro-American drama and should offer scholars with useful types to assist them increase their very own writing and analytical talents. the writer is a "close reader" devoted to an in depth but goal exam of the constitution, kind, imagery, and language of a play. additionally, he's involved mainly with dramatic research that may be of gain not just to playreaders and theatergoers, but in addition to administrators, designers, or even actors-that is, with research of personality, motion, discussion, and atmosphere that may be translated into techniques for theatrical creation, or which can no less than give you the type of knowing of a play with which a theater practitioner may well fruitfully quarrel.
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The point of Carlson’s shooting of the dog—which is old and blind and smells—is not to make an easy parallel with George’s shooting of Lennie. It is not so much the dog who is in the same position as the imbecilic Lennie; it is the shooting of the dog that places Candy in the same position. Once he does not have his dog to look after anymore, Candy realizes the precariousness of his own position on the ranch: he is without one hand and therefore only able to “swamp out” bunkhouses, and he is fast approaching senility.
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With the idiot Lennie there are no alternatives. (158) But Of Mice and Men is not Lennie’s tragedy; Kauffmann seems to forget that there is a character named George Milton in the play. And, though Kauffmann does not say so, Of Mice and Men is hardly an Aristotelian tragedy. Rather, it is a tragedy of the modern kind, of Arthur Miller’s common man living in a world where psychology, sociology, heredity, and environment have replaced the ancient concern with gods, oracles, prophecy, and fate as they affect the lives of noble or aristocratic characters.
A Play Analysis: A Casebook on Modern Western Drama by R. J. Cardullo