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Royall Tyler’s “The Contrast”: Satire in “the Contrasts” America and Europe in Post-1776 Era

Royall Tyler’s “The Contrast”: Satire in “the Contrasts” America and Europe in Post-1776 Era

On Royall Tyler’s comic drama “The Contrast” (1787) The Contribution of the Contrasts to Comedy as the Play’s Genre The contrasts that take place in this drama of Royall Tyler’s contribute a lot to the work being a comedy as its genre, one of which is how the particularly “contrasting” characters interact with each other … Continue reading

Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound”: Critics and Occupational Jeopardy

Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound”: Critics and Occupational Jeopardy

  “’Theatre’ was the people singing freely in the open air; the theatrical performance was created by and for the people, and could thus be called dithyrambic song. It was a celebration in which all could participate freely.” – Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed (1985) –   “The Real Inspector Hound” is a play … Continue reading

Primogeniture, Homelessness and Servicemen: Class-Distinct Bodies in the Social Space of William Shakespeare’s King Lear

Primogeniture, Homelessness and Servicemen: Class-Distinct Bodies in the Social Space of William Shakespeare’s King Lear

One of the themes displayed in the tragic play King Lear written by William Shakespeare is that of the issues within the society which, as every other literary work, revolves around power and class. This essay narrows down the many themes that the play puts on view specifically into the problems concerning illegitimate family hierarchy … Continue reading

Message on Interracial Society through Contribution of Secondary Characters in Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman

Message on Interracial Society through Contribution of Secondary Characters in Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman

Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman (1964) tells of the interaction of racial and gendered bodies through the brief encounter of two main characters, a white woman and a black man, in a train, which is what the play dominantly consists of. The secondary characters in the work, however, also give the reader significant implication on the overall … Continue reading