Damn Yankees - Sara Newell UF ID: 2329-7421 Academic Paper...

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Sara Newell UF ID: 2329-7421 Academic Paper 2 November 18, 2009 Damn Yankees In every movie, play, or production of a storyline there are certain characters that shine above the rest, that stand out in their importance to the development of the plot as a whole. In Damn Yankees , that character was Mr. Applegate. Damn Yankees is a musical comedy about an older man, Joe Boyd, who sells his soul to the devil for, “one good long ball hitter,” for his team the Washington Senators. The devil disguises himself as a sharp-dressed, smooth-speaking salesman named Mr. Applegate. Throughout the development of the plot, the character of Mr. Applegate becomes increasingly developed, as well. Mr. Applegate not only plays the role of the antagonist in the story, but he also serves as a strongly used comedic outlet. In the 2009 University of Florida Production of Damn Yankees , Eric Delgado took on the difficult role of playing Mr. Applegate and truly succeeded in capturing his complex character. Delgado’s sleazy appearance, accompanied by his overzealous mannerisms, and his undeniable comedic ability made for an extremely effective performance of Mr. Applegate in the production of
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course THE 2000 taught by Professor Schultz during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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Damn Yankees - Sara Newell UF ID: 2329-7421 Academic Paper...

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