Flashcards in Big Love Deck (26)
Engaged to constantine
Angry Feminist stereotype
plots to kill grooms on wedding night
Bride, middle ground between her two sisters. Betrothed to Nikos and the only bride who does not kill her husband. In the tub at beginning of play
Bride, stereotype of the angry feminist. Hatches the plot to kill the grooms on their wedding night. Betrothed to Constantine. Smashes wedding gifts at beginning. “Boy babies should be flushed down the toilet at birth”
Bride, polar opposite of Thyona. Stereotype of the lovelorn woman who only wants a man to take care of her; wants to be submissive. Betrothed to Oed.
Groom, the ultimate misogynist. “Women are not informed and I am going to inform them”
Groom, not very bright.
Groom, longs for a real connection with his bride.
Owner of the Italian manor providing sanctuary to the brides. Uncle of Giuliano.
Old woman, mother of Piero. Has thirteen sons. Judge of the trial. Girls stay with her at the end.
Grandson of Bella. Nephew of Piero. Gay, sometimes depicted as transgender or wearing a half-tuxedo/half-gown costume.
Leo and Eleanor
Wedding guests who provide hope and comic relief
How does it not conform to tragedy
The protagonist, the bride, are also the chorus, no hero, no tragic downfall, positive conclusion
Incest is wrong, importance of women's rights
Important stage directions
Sounds/Music are just as important as the actions
Engaged to Oed
Wants a man to take care of her
Engaged to Nikos
Does not kill her husband
Not very bright
Longs for real connection to his wife
Owner of italian manor, providing sanctuary to the brides
Piero's mother, has 13 sons
"Love trumps all"
Grandson of Bella, Nephew of Piero
He is gay, sometimes depicted as transgender
Leo and Eleanor
Wedding guests who provide comic relief
Differences between original and rewrite
Original: Black egyptian men, White greek women (rewrite does not have race)
Nonconformance to Greek Tragedy
Protagonists and Brides are chorus
No hero, no downfall, positive conclusion