By R. J. Cardullo
Play research: A Casebook on glossy Western Drama is a mixed play-analysis textbook and direction better half that includes twelve essays on significant dramas from the fashionable eu and American theaters: between them, Ghosts, The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor's problem, A Man's a guy, The Homecoming, The furry Ape, front web page, Of Mice and males, Our city, The Glass Menagerie, and demise of a salesperson. Supplementing those essays are a step by step method of Play research, a word list of Dramatic phrases, examine courses, subject matters for Writing and dialogue, and bibliographies. Written with students in brain (and most likely additionally complex highschool students), those severe essays disguise many of the significant performs handled in classes on glossy Euro-American drama and may offer scholars with functional types to assist them increase their very own writing and analytical talents. the writer is a "close reader" dedicated to a close but target exam of the constitution, kind, imagery, and language of a play. in addition, he's involved mainly with dramatic research that may be of gain not just to playreaders and theatergoers, but in addition to administrators, designers, or even actors-that is, with research of personality, motion, discussion, and environment that may be translated into suggestions for theatrical construction, or which may a minimum of give you the type of figuring out of a play with which a theater practitioner may fruitfully quarrel.
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It must have weighed about half a ton. … So after a few minutes I said to her, now look here, why don’t you stuff this iron mangle up your arse? … I had a good mind to give her a workover there and then, but … I just gave her a short-arm jab to the belly and jumped on a bus outside. (32–33; all ellipses mine) The mangle is a domestic appliance, but its very name connotes violence. It occasions the violence that Lenny commits against the old lady. Like the objects that Teddy accuses his father and brothers of being, it has no recourse to a back room.
Nonetheless, scholars are often inattentive to the tragic qualities inherent in modern drama, in general, and in Steinbeck’s play, in particular. Harry T. Moore is more illuminating than Stanley Kauffmann on the subject of Of Mice and Men as tragedy, but his view of George as no more than a pathetic character is the opposite of the one put forward in this essay: Violence without tragedy: that is the weakness of [Of Mice and Men]. … There is no authentic tragedy, which comes out of character. Even if we slur over the criticism that Lennie is a poor choice for a central figure in the story because from the start the odds against him are too great—even if we get beyond this 26 ON THE ROAD TO TRAGEDY and admit George as the true protagonist, we still don’t find tragedy.
He and George were chased out of the town of Weed because of this incident, and, at the start of the play, they are on their way to a ranch job in the Salinas Valley when they stop for the night in a small clearing. George throws into the brush the dead mouse that Lennie has been secretly petting during their journey, but Lennie retrieves it when he goes for firewood. Then George takes it from him again and tosses it as far away as he can. George’s action is symbolic, for he is removing from his sight an omen of the future.