• “Lady with Lapdog” In Anton Chekhov’s “Lady with Lapdog”, the consequences of a relationship with all of its dangers between Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna are immediately revealed but not necessarily realized through the risks; Gurov has wife and kids who he claims at one point to be sick of, Anna has a somewhat […]

  • “Everything That Rises Must Converge” I don’t know whose character is less justifying; on one end you have the ignorance of Julian’s mother belittlingly narrow yet exacerbated by Julian’s haughtiness on the other end. Though Julian berates his mother’s exhibition of fake royalty bound to the remnants and scraps of slavery, his mind is above […]

  • “A Small Good Thing” At times, “A Small Good Thing” seems completely detached from its own story – the events are narrated like a transcription, recorded almost objectively as it happens – but what strong emotions that may not be revealed in use of language is undeniably sopped up by the setting. At the beginning […]

  • “The Smallest Woman in the World” Clarice Lispector’s “The Smallest Woman in the World” displays itself through the authorial perspective of a heterodiegetic narrator in that all of the events of the story collects under a disembodied or external gaze. The story begins with French explorer Marcel Pretre in Central Congo but then moves on […]

  • “Yesterday’s Window” In “Yesterday’s Window”, Chiori Miyagawa creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to capture. Emulating elements of dream to the audience, much of what happens appears in incomplete fragments with barely any joining points. Thoughts and dialogue manifest only to be forgotten while memories, like the story the woman t…[Read more]

  • “The Philadelphia” It is pretty clear what is going on between Al and Mark; one is in a Philadelphia, the other in Los Angeles on a “cosmic beach” hardly in denial. It is explained that they are in their own worlds – anywhere but New York, which happens to be where they actually are. Though […]

  • “That Midnight Rodeo” – Mary Sue Price For most of the play, the true intention of the conversation between Cindy and Bo remains ambiguous and although it is hidden from the audience, feelings about Cindy’s pregnancy steers direction of dialogue. The play begins out of focus – perhaps in the middle of conversation – as […]

  • “A Bowl of Soup” Though it is only confirmed at the end, Robbie is in mourning over either a lost friend or lover, David. After reading the script to the end, Eddie’s anxiety is slightly justified as his inability to remain silent or still reflects the fluctuation of emotions moving throughout the play. Initially, Eddie […]

  • daniel commented on the blog post Response 4 9 years, 9 months ago

    Response 4 response Vasantie Naraine I like what you wrote about Saturn having power over all of the characters fates; the pen that he holds opens a doorway into each character’s life. I personally believe that Saturn’s power however, is somewhat of an illusion. There is no doubt that he has a strong influence over […]

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