Category Archive: Assignment

inspiration du jour

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I didn’t experience any revelations today (except for the fact that I should start packing already) but I did attend a couple of sessions that offered some inspirational material. Or at least some… Continue reading

brain mush

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My brain isn’t really rigid, so nothing really “broke” it per se, but there’s a lot of new stuff mashed into it now. The experience of being overseas, the experience of spending 95%… Continue reading

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Our character analysis of Frank (from The Faith Healer) in class today revealed many of his main character traits: he’s detached and narcissistic, yet compelling and charismatic. Grace and Teddy can’t help but… Continue reading

– They Wanted Confirmation That They Were Incurable –

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The two minute piece that I have chosen for class comes from Frank’s first monologue, starting on page 7 with “And the people who came – what is there to say about the?…”… Continue reading

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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I’ve been developing fairly involved opinions about religion and denominations, but I’m not sure how in depth I’d like to get here. I will say that it’s terribly disheartening the things people do… Continue reading

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Admittedly I was a little doubtful as to how relevant the Tinderbox theater experience would be for me, but I was very excited about the prospect of travelling to Belfast and the part… Continue reading

Independence?

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Since I’ve been here I’ve been thinking more about what it means to be American and how I identify with that. I suppose it’s really too soon to come to any conclusions, but… Continue reading

Minnie Powell in O’Casey’s Shadow of a Gunman

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I think O’Casey purposely used Minnie as an ambiguous (in the sense of her purpose) character to make the audience think. On one hand her purpose seemed to be to portray heroes as… Continue reading

O’Casey: Mrs. Henderson

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At first I am drawn to the character of Mrs. Henderson because of the way that O’Casey wrote the dialogue. She’s constantly speaking for Mr. Gallogher, always asking him “am i right or… Continue reading