Irma Vepp

Irma Vepp - Laura Lazar Theatre History II 2/18/08 Irma Vep...

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Laura Lazar Theatre History II 2/18/08 Irma Vep Play Report I would like to start out by saying that I really don’t think The Mystery of Irma Vep was much like any of the plays we have had to read this semester. In all honesty it is almost in a class of its own from any of the works that we have read so far. I can, however, pull in parts of it and relate parts of it to plays we have read already but none of them are a perfect enough fit for me to spend a whole paper talking about just one play. It is very obvious that this play is a part of absurd theatre. There is very little plot that is obvious at first and it just seems to be full or very animated characters and plot twists and turns. Once you think you may have something figured out it surprises you and takes on a totally different direction. Since I am going to put this play as part of the absurd theatre movement I would say that you could then therefore relate it to The Blind and Murder, The Woman’s Hope. Both these plays are very absurd and constantly have the audience confused or questioning what is going on (at
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course TH 253 taught by Professor Sb during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

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