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EN210 Drama questions


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Author of Oedius Rex?
Author of The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams
"<You> know wh I judge to be the trouble with YOU? Inferiority complex! Know what that is? That's what they call it when someone low rates himself! <I> understand because I had it too!"
"He used to call <me> 'Blue Roses.'"
The blind seer in Oedipus Rex.
"Oh never have to come here with my father's blood upon <me>! Never to have been the man they call <his mother's husband>!"
"Ah miserable! That is the ony word <I> have for you know. That is the only word <I> can ever have."
"Honey, don't push with your fingers...and chew-chew! Chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!"
"Comb your hair!"
Oedipus's brother-in-law and uncle.
Oedipus's wife and mother.
The 2 sons of Oedipus who killed each other; names of the 2 sisters in "Antigone."
Eteocles & Polynices/Antigone and Ismene
"<I> am going to bury him. Will <you> come?" "I am going to bury the brother I love."
"They mean a great deal to <me>, but <I> have no strength to break the laws that were made for the public good."
"<This boy> has sold out to a woman." "<You'll> never marry her while she lives." "<You> girl-struck fool, don't play at words with me."
"The time is not far off when <you> shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of <your> flesh. The one in a grave before her death, the other, dead, denied the grave... The furies and the drk gods of hel are swift with terrible punishment
"<Her grief> is too great fr public lamentation and doubtless <she> has gone to her chamber to weep for her dead son, leading her maidens in his dirge."
"<She> covered her brother's body. Is this indecent? She kep him from dogs and vultures. Is this a crime?... She should have all the honor that can give her."
"There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; no wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, and proud men in old age learn tobe wise."
"Aieee, man of agony--that is the only name I have for you, that and no other ever, ever, ever."
"Whoever he is...let that man drag outhis life in agony, step by painful stp--if... he proves to be an intimate of our house... may the curse I just called upon him strike me!"
"Stop in the name of godif you love your life, call off this search! My suffereing is enough! You're doomed--may you never fathom who you are!" Speaker? Addressee!
"Oh, how <she> wept mourning the marriage bed where she let loose that double brood--monsters-husband by her husband, children by her child."
"But <I> am the oppositeof a stage magician. He gives you the illusion that has the appearance of truth. <I> give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."
"In the ees of others, she's terribly shy and lives in a world of her own and those things make her seem a little peculiar to people outside the house. <She> lives in a world of little glass ornaments."
"A fragile, unearthly prettiness has come out <her>. <She> is like a piece of translucent glass touched by light, given a momentary radiance, not actual, not lasting."
"Do you mind me telling you that? Has anyone told you that you were pretty?... I've got strings on me... I go out all the time with a girl named Betty." Speaker?
"It always comes upon me unawares, taking me altogether by surprise. Perhaps it was a familiar bit of music...or only a piece of transparent glass.
"The window is filled with pieces of colored glass, tiny trasparent bottles in delicate colors, like bits of shattered rainbow."
"Fraily, thy name is woman.!" Speaker?
"This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man."
"My dear sister... keep you in the rear of your affection. Out of the shot and danger of desire. The chariest omaid is prodigal enough if she unmask her beauty to the moon. Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes." Speaker? Addressee?
"Now Hamlet, hear. Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, a serpent stung me."
Ghost of King Hamlet
"To be or not to be, that is the question."
"The lady doth protest too much, me thinks."
Queen Gertrude
"I must be cruel to be kind. This bad begins, and worse remains behind."
Theme of My Papa's Waltz
family violence
Theme of The Chimney Sweeper
child exploitation
Theme of The Workbox
Theme of The Ruined Maid
naivity, social commentary
Theme of Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town
love and death
Theme of Death Be Not Proud
Theme of A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
love and death
Theme of Go and Catch a Falling Star
impossibilities of love
Theme of Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
true love
Theme of My Mistress' Eyesare Nothing Like the Sun
understanding true love
Setting of Oedipus Rex
Setting of Antigone
Setting of The Glass Menagerie
St. Louis 1937
Setting of Hamlet

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