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1

Meg opening

"Is that you, Petey? {Pause] Petey, is that you? [Pause] Petey?

2

well-made play example

the deep blue sea rattigan 1952

3

waiting for godot

samuel beckett 1955 premiere in London

4

Aristotle influence

classical unities- action, time, place
catharsis

5

theatre of the absurd

martin esslin "tragic farces and farcical tragedies" that "give expression to some of the basic issues and problems of our age"
not teleological

6

theatre of cruelty

antonin artaud- purpose of theatre of cruelty conveys the "much more terrible and necessary cruelty which things can exercise against us. We are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads."

7

mccann meaningless

“I’m just all right once I know what I’m doing. When I know what I’m doing, I’m all right.”​

8

meg to stan sexual

“I’ve had lovely afternoons in that room” whilst "(sensual, stroking his arm)"

9

esslin Stan to Meg

communication "difficult, if not impossible"

10

Stan and Meg asking about the two men

Meg "sitting" Stanley "rises and walks to the window"

11

comedy and menace

p's comedy "is about the same thing as his scenes of terror, the inability to make contact"

12

Meg Esslin

"meg grotesquely playing the belle of the ball"

13

meg mother

Darlington "thwarted maternity"

14

meg and stan mother son

Esslin "Meg treats him with a maternity so stifling as to be incestuous"

15

20th c fragmentation

“to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric” adorno philosopher