Peter, I really shouldn't dismiss TCP as closet drama if I haven't seen it staged well. My bad! Diana
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 16:56:22 -0700 > From: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: UPADHAMMAM SAMUPPADA > To: [log in to unmask] > > Well, I've directed a couple of them, and > my experience is that they can really come alive if one wants them to. > It was no accident that TCP was a top hit on Broadway and Shaftesbury > avenue at the same time. If memory serves, that was a first in dramatic > production. > > Some people take TCP seriously. It is meant to be a satire on psychological > culture. > If it is played that way it can be very entertaining. > > Eliot also liked ritual very much. If one keeps that in mind in terms > of stage/blocking design, one can add an extra, rich texture to the > performance. > > Cheers, > Peter > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Diana Manister > To: [log in to unmask] > Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 6:33 AM > Subject: Re: UPADHAMMAM SAMUPPADA > > > Peter, closet drama reads better than it plays. That's how I would > characterize Eliot's dramas. > > Diana > > > From: Diana Manister > > > > Eliot's characters have always seemed like wooden ventriloquist dummies > > mouthing aspects of his ideology. > > ================================ > > Plays on paper are not plays. They have to be played to be plays. > > Most plays on paper seem very wooden to me. Students find them hard to > > relate to as well. > > > > P. > > > > > More immediate than e-mail? Get instant access with Windows Live Messenger. > > > > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG. > Version: 7.5.519 / Virus Database: 269.22.11/1368 - Release Date: 4/9/2008 > 4:20 PM
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