Play by Samuel Beckett; Script Response Name Professor Institution Course Date Questions: 1. Respond to question one. The title of the play is playing; the three characters man wife and mistress symbolize how people find themselves in three love triangle game. It is a very stressful play to the wife as she wonders what the other woman has which is so special. This life play destroys a family. The It is this magnetic power that pulls the man away from his wife. Through this she is more powerful than the wife. Socially man is physically and strong and powerful. On the other hand a woman appears week yet with her beauty like mistress the man becomes powerless. Easily controllable the woman can use her power to have the strong man use his muscle to protect her interests. [...]
You will select two of the five scripts we read this semester and write up a brief analysis of its structure and content by answering the questions below. You answers should be brief, but concise. You do not need to put your answers into paragraph form. The assignments should be at least two, but no more than five double-spaced pages. Your answers should refer to specific moments and/or lines from the play as examples/evidence for your assertions. Plays: Play by Samuel Beckett (Due 2/3) Questions: First note the Full title of the play and the author’s name 1. Describe the physical world of the play (Answer should be about 200 words): What is space like in this planet? “Interior or exterior, built or natural?” Describe the physical space. How does time behave on this planet? Does “time stand still”? Is time frantic and staccato on this planet? Is it leisurely, easy-going time. Describe time in the play. What is the mood of the world of the play? 2 Describe the social world of the play (Answer should be about 200 words): How does the social world of the play operate? Is it public or private sphere? What are the power relations between characters or characters and their world like? What kind of social power do the figures have? Who has power? Who does not have it? 3. What changes in this world? (Answers should be about 200 words): Describe the very first stage image in the play. Describe the very last stage image. Then locate some striking image near the center of the play. Why was it essential to pass through the gate of the central image to get from the first to the last? 4 What changes in you? (Answers should be about 200 words): What changes in you as you read the play? What significant emotional responses did you have? What new ideas or experiences did you learn about? What questions are you left pondering or troubled by? Grading You will be graded on a scale of 1-10 according to the following rubric: 10= student thoroughly and concisely answered all the questions within the length guidelines, referred to specific details from the play, and demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the play. 9= student answers all the questions within the length guidelines, referred to specific details from the play, and demonstrates a basic understanding of the play. 8=student answers most of the questions, but too briefly or without necessary details from the play. 7= student answers some of the questions and/or response is too short. 6= student submits assignment, but does not adhere to the assignment guidelines.