October 30, 2005

Real Life vs. Dramatic Life

Rachel's blog on the play Sure Thing made a really good point. Drama & theater have a lot of purposes; sometimes for pure entertainment, sometimes for a social commentary, and other times for both. Essentially, though, drama is a reflection of real life. The characters and happenings on stage are meant to resemble the people and events of the real world. Yes, dramatic performances are sometimes outlandish and unrealistic, but theater also has the ability to use poetic license to its advantage.

Sure Thing shows two individuals, strangers, and several instances of "what if" situations. Many of us said we enjoyed this play, because we've all been in similar situations. Well, like that connection to real life, Betty & Bill slowly begin to act & speak like each other. I know in my life, when I spend regularly with someone, I pick up some of their habits. If Betty & Bill resemble each other, maybe that's a statement about the development of relationships.

Posted by KatherineLambert at October 30, 2005 07:23 PM
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