TSOA Art in the World, Time of Section (11AM) Blagovesta Momchedjikova Progression 1, Exercise 7 Date: September 25 th , 2018 “Joyas Voladoras” by Bryan Doyle and the performance of “Table Top Shakespeare (Troilus & Cressida)” by Forced entertainment are mesmerizing artworks that have given me a different view towards how I should live my life. “Joyas Voladoras” is a fascinating essay that depicts the reality of the human heart by comparing it with hearts of other animal species. The purpose of the essay is, to invite the reader to open their hearts to others and to live every moment to the fullest. Doyle in his essay, wants the reader to know that pain is part of experiencing life, and that because of fear of getting hurt humans should not stop experiencing love, happiness and openness towards others. “Table Top Shakespeare” consists of a single performer who narrates one of Shakespeare’s plays, using household objects -found in kitchen or bathroom cabinets- as the characters. I got the chance to watch “Troilus and Cressida”, a tragedy about lovers during the Trojan war. It is fascinating how as an audience member you project your imagination through the whole performance. As I was sitting as an audience member in the performance of “Table Top Shakespeare ( Troilus & Cressida )”, I was removed of my own reality and drawn to a magical place of existence where I could unfold my imagination and discover someone else’s story. I was able to experience different emotions within me, through characters played by household objects found in kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Bryan Doyle writes in his essay “Joyas Voladoras”, “Every creature on earth has approximately two billion heartbeats to spend in a lifetime. You can spend them slowly, like a tortoise and live to be two hundred years old, or you can spend them fast, like a hummingbird, and live to be two years old.”. During “ Troilus and Cressida ”, I was living as a
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