Yeats said that at such moments eternity falls in

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Yeats said that at such moments eternity falls in love with human time
oWe do not choose to remember moments that come involuntarily and seem to remember us back into the silent radiance of that spot of timeWillaims plays are organized around spots of time to produce something like a collective memory for its audienceThe fugitive kindoWilliams called his characters the “fugitive kind”, figures who, like Williams himself, a gay man, could not find representationon the American stage in 1944oWilliams plays follow the way of the heart that communicates a difficult understanding…The Wingfields’ Glass MenagerieoThe WFs are large-spirited people forced to live in a cramped apartment whose dreams are dissimilar to the American DreamoLaura’s GM enlarges the apt. Her translucent fragile glass animals hold the place of what can break the deep felt…The gentleman calleroJim OC who personifies the American dream, initially appears as if the answer to every WFs dreamoTo Amanda, he is a gentleman calleroFor Tom he is an exitoTo laura, he is the inspiration for the GMWho is the Gentleman caller to lauraoBlue roses, misheard her name and called her that in HSoShe uses that as a password into the GM that all the WFs inhabitAfter Jim enters Amandas and toms apartment, Laura retreats into the GM, she cannot meet their gentleman caller without abandoningher alternative to itAt first jim wants to win and influence Laura as he has done with Amanda and Tom, but when laura teaches the language of the blue rose to her dream lover, he enters a new space and timeThe immobilized museoThe complete shattering into which this scene falls enables tom to recognize the truth at his own hearts core
oLaura’s and Amanda’s broken world is the muse that called tom wingfield forth as the playwright of this fugitive kind°(4/28)MidtermoPredicament at the core of each playoWhat is American exceptionalism and its role in dramaoRelationship between play and public politics and dramaoCrisis drama in the lives of the 4 playwrightsoSee syllabusoID: Harley Barnes One of Quentins clients, a minister accused of running acommunist front organization, in act two, Quentin goes into an account of his relationship with Quentin (after the fall)oJacquelyn Rose:Wrote states of fantasy that the new American exceptionalism draws uponoIdentify character, identify play they appear in, identify playwright for IDs ^ examples are more descriptive than the need to be, just hit these three main pointsoDefine melodrama, antimelodrama, problem play, lyric drama (types of plays we have studied)How would you sort the works of the three major playwrights weve discussed thus far? (miller oneill Williams) by genre Williams lyric, how does this genre help explain his plays(GM)Problem play, miller, all my sons/after the fall as exampleTension between melodrama and antimelodrama, anna

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