Three Uses of the Knife

On the Nature and Purpose of Drama

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-- A. L. A. BooklistWhat makes good drama? How does drama matter in our lives? In Three Uses of the Knife, one of America's most respected writers reminds us of the secret powers of the play. Pulitzer Prize--winning playwright, screenwriter, ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2007, 13:43
The true drama, and esp the tragedy, calls for the hero to exercise will, to create, in front of us, on the stage, his or her own character, the strength to continue. It is her striving to understand, to correctly assess, to face her own character
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2007, 13:37
...simply excercise "faith", to act as if the problem did not exist.
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2007, 13:04
We all have a myth and we all live by a myth. That's what we live for .Part of the hero journay is that the hero (artist/ protagonist) has to change her understanding completely, whether throught the force of circumstances (which happens more often ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2007, 13:01
Solutions to the problem of the middle act are the test of character.If artists elects themselves superior to their protagonists, the task is simplicity itself -- they manufacture a complication -- like Cohan sticking the pistol in the drawer.To
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2007, 12:57
the audience therefore needs the second act to end with a question.

This is fine for the audience, as they do not need to know, at this point, what the answer to that question is. BUT THE ARTIST MUST.

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