Tormented Minds (Intellect Books - Play Text) by Christine Roberts

By Christine Roberts

This anthology includes 3 performs (Ceremonial Kisses, Shading the Crime, and The Maternal Cloister) that characteristic a protagonist who's forced to confront his or her specific oppressors. The critique of this oppression via theatre falls on specific social associations and differs for every personality. the most associations less than scrutiny are faith and the state.The performs are very various standard and comprise using actual theatre, naturalistic explorations of human rights abuses, and symbolic constructions, puppets and poetry. The performs are supported via an research in their tactics and subject matters. All have reached creation and the textual content is supplemented via images of those performances.

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And we like it done our way. Isn't that right Officer? OFFICER Absolutely. CAPTAIN You presumably know what we do here? RECRUIT Yes sir. The Officer explained it to me. 53 Shading the Crime CAPTAIN Tell me, what do we do? RECRUIT You ensure the smooth running of the country, and support for the government. CAPTAIN That's the sort of work which interests you then is it? RECRUIT Of course sir. CAPTAIN Why? RECRUIT Well we need a law-abiding atmosphere so we can lead decent lives. I intend to get married and have children, sir, and I don't want them brought up with war and trouble all round.

Audience identification is therefore defined, not by the role, but by the way in which the character searches for that role. The characters in Shading the Crime have no names, nor any definitive detailed histories. Their pasts are a collection of selective events. What is emphasised is not how they think, but how they are responding, and these responses are consistent with their previous actions, both within the narrative and as theatrical devises. The perception each character has of his/her own self-identity is 40 Christine Roberts and Roberta Mock inextricably linked to political and performative purposes, which embody moral imperatives.

It's her big day, and it'll give you just the right opportunity to polish up those medals sir…yes, yes an excellent achievement…My very best regards to all of you…Well what can I say? We'd be delighted to attend. Thank you so much. And also sir, thank you for keeping me in the picture. Yes goodbye…goodbye. ) Ha, ha. He's pleased. OFFICER And so are you by the looks of it. Got your wedding invitation then. CAPTAIN Yes, and I should bloody well think so. It'll be the event of the year…You're not still cutting and pasting are you?

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