Lecture Notes for TA 2014 - Introduction to Theatre at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Class Note
Class:TA 2014 - Introduction to Theatre
Subject:Theatre and Cinema
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2005
  • Grandfather/grandmother
  • Public Place
  • Grandmother
  • Grandfather
  • Freeze Frame
  • (hotel) Room
  • Uncomfortable
  • Immediately
  • Implied Consent
  • Confrontation
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How I Learned to Drive: • Nicknames: sexual references to sexuality • Use of time: memory play – connections to Glass Menagerie, but skips all over the place – not linear o Fragmentation o In touch with judgments and assumptions – different way of gathering information o Memories of girl wouldn’t come out in linear fashion – how they exist in her mind o Williams was an outsider – less powerful position than Li’l Bit • “Beat” – playwright indicating that there’s silencing, pause, change of attitude or thoughts • Greek chorus use: depart from true realism o Play other characters o Why: It’s less important of who the characters are vs. what they actually represent o What are the messages that elders give teenage girls? o Passing down conflicting messages: her identity is about her chest • Chorus playing Grandmother: o Where we got messages about sex, collective products of culture and environment • Author is asking us to deal with Peck as a person – not just a monster o Shou...

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