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DRAMA: AMERICAN

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ROLES PLAYED IN AMERICAN SUBCULTURES.
Discusses two plays on how people cope with their roles in a subculture. JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE by August Wilson, and AND THE SOUL SHALL DANCE by Wakako Yamauchi. How each playwright develops a strong sense of the importance of the family bond. A sense of alienation as a divisive force.
In the plays Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson and And The Soul Shall Dance by Wakako Yamauchi, the playwright in each case develops a... more
7 pages | 2 sources | 5 citations | MLA citation style

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TWO CONTEMPORARY PLAYS.
Analysis of David Mamet's "OLEANNA" and Peter Shaffer's "EQUUS." Compares both as examples of a tragic fall, and as modern man's struggle to find meaning and purpose in present-day society. How their actions and events push leading characters of both plays over the edge; their fall from grace.
This paper is an examination of two strong figures in contemporary American drama, both professional men who are faced with situations that cause them... more
6 pages | 4 sources | 6 citations | APA citation style

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"A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE."
Analysis of the Tennessee Williams play. Centers on main character of Blanche as a symbol of tradition and idealism. The conflict between Blanche and Stanley. Stanley as a symbol of the new culture. Themes of loss, denial. Brutality. Belief in magic vs. reality. Blanche as an intiricate and complex character; her flaws. Tragedy of the play.
Funerals are pretty compared to deaths. Funerals are quiet, but deaths--not always. Sometimes their breathing is hoarse, and sometimes it rattles, and... more
5 pages | 1 sources | 1 citations | MLA citation style

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"THE DUTCHMAN."
Discusses racial issues in Amiri Baraka's one-act play. Examines thesis of play that the characters (black male and white female) are trapped in their roles over which they have no control. Analysis of the two characters and their interactions. Character of Lula as one-dimensional white liberal. Clay as heart of the play.
Amiri Baraka's one-act play The Dutchman examines racial issues, specifically those contained in a relationship between a white woman and a black man.... more
4 pages | 1 sources | 3 citations | MLA citation style

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AFRICAN AMERICAN DRAMAS.
Compares and contrasts two plays of the 1960s. James Balwin's BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE, and Amiri Baraka's THE DUTCHMAN. Examines ways in which violence affects the lives of African Americans and role racism plays in violence. Intent of both playwrights. Stereotypical mythsof white women and black men in Baraka's drama.
“The Dutchman” and “Blues for Mister Charlie”
For many African-American writers and dramatists, the issue of race and how it impacts on... more
8 pages | 9 sources | 19 citations | APA citation style

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"M. BUTTERFLY."
Discussion of various elements of David Henry Hwang's play. Funding. Choice of director. First performance of play in 1988. Success of the play and Tony Award for Best Costumes. Physical and symbolic description of the set. Musical selections. Characters. Plot and issues of the play. Purpose of nude scene. 2 illustrations.
M. Butterfly is David Henry Hwang’s intriguing dream of love and intrigue. The producer of this particular play was Stuart Ostrow and according to... more
5 pages | 4 sources | 4 citations | MLA citation style

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JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE.
Examines theme of justice in Susan Glaspell's play 'TRIFLES." Action and setting of the one-act play. Plot of investigation of a farmer's murder. Wife as the husband killer. All male legal system. Theme of abused wife who kills her abusive husband and how the women of the play decide the murder was justifiable.
This research examines the theme of justifiable homicide as the experience of finding justice in Susan Glaspell's one-act play Trifles. The research... more
7 pages | 3 sources | 8 citations | MLA citation style

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SUSAN GLASPELL'S "TRIFLES."
Discusses the 1916 one-act play in terms of gender relationships. Characters, plot, setting, dramatic conflict. Different meaning of common household "trifles" to the male and female characters as a key to the play's resolution. Different ways of seeing and interpreting of male and female characters. Theme of traditional rules of society vs. justice.
Susan Glaspell' s classic 1916 one-act play "Trifles" is a character driven drama that pits the wits and empathy of female
characters against the... more
5 pages | 3 sources | 6 citations |

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.
Analysis of the character of Blanche DuBois in the Tennessee Williams play. Blanche's duality; her illusions vs. reality; conflicts between her sexual & spiritual longings. Blanche's threat to the domesticity of Stella and Stanley. Clash between Blanche and Stanley regarding her insistance on illusion and his on reality. Stanley's belief that Blanche's illusions are ruining his home, and his rape of her to shatter her illusions. Blanche's destruction. Stella and Stanley to live with illusion that he did not violate Blanche.
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, Blanche DuBois is a character whose duality becomes apparent as the play progresses. She... more
4 pages | 1 sources | 5 citations | MLA citation style

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"FENCES."
Discusses the August Wilson play set in the 1950s. Conflict between father Troy and his son Cory. Troy's relationship with his family; his sense of responsibility. His bitterness over past and present racial discrimination, including being kept out of the all white major baseball leagues. The different symbolism of the fence to Troy and to Cory.
FENCES
One often wonders whether fences were built to keep people out or to keep them in. August Wilson’s play shows us both sides of that... more
7 pages | 2 sources | 10 citations | APA citation style

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