The Pillowman - Mike Fabian Theatre 110 Monday, February 11...

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Mike Fabian Theatre 110 Monday, February 11 The Pillowman Reflection The theme of The Pillowman refers to the concept of dualism. In the play, there are constantly two things such as two brothers, two policemen, two sets, and even Katurians name is Katurian Katurian ironically speaking. Another theme of dualism is that Katurian is raised by his family for the first seven years of his life with love and joy. His next seven years he heard screams coming from the other room but his parents always told him that it was his imagination. The main conflict in the story refers to Katurian battling against himself, his brother, and the detectives trying to convict him of a murder he didn’t commit. The style of this play fits in with the style of realism. It attempts to reflect upon everyday people and problems that happen everyday. Everything on the stage was something of a real life scenario and the characters weren’t some type of fairy tale story. This was a successful production of The Pillowman because it represented the characters accurately and kept the audience’s attention. There was a strong unifying idea behind this play. The idea of Katurian being so
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course THEA 110 taught by Professor Roe during the Spring '08 term at Western Illinois University.

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The Pillowman - Mike Fabian Theatre 110 Monday, February 11...

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