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April 24 - Europeans say American drama is obsessed with...

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How I Learned to Drive 14:02 Brechtian moments in “How to drive” due to minimalist set Like the Greek theatre due to chorus Then you can hit them hard with something.  Play is about: Sexual molestation, family, being a survivor, becoming independent  Why does she use music? Music contains a subliminal message that can’t be accomplished with words.  Music speaks directly to the emotions. It’s an important way to address  gender. It brings back the culture of the song’s time.  Two types of forgiveness: Lil Bit…  Talks about hate in society Most produced play the year it came out. 
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Unformatted text preview: Europeans say American drama is obsessed with petty family melodramas, but Paula says rubbish. The Greeks dealt with family. Drive as a political play: it’s a way of looking at how society sexualizes children. How we are taught at an early age to look at female bodies. It takes a whole village to molest a child. Drama lives in paradoxes and contradictions. Dramatizes how we receive great harm from people who love us. We receive great love arguably from the people who love us. We live in a culture of victimization where people are encouraged to dwell. Lil Bit gains a sense of survival from Uncle Peck. 14:02 14:02...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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