Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (plays not included). Pages: 24. Chapters: Tribute, Curse of the Starving Class, Betrayal, The Slab Boys Trilogy, Buried Child, Da, Nevis Mountain Dew, Deathtrap, The Rear Column, Breaker Morant, Crimes of the ...Read MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (plays not included). Pages: 24. Chapters: Tribute, Curse of the Starving Class, Betrayal, The Slab Boys Trilogy, Buried Child, Da, Nevis Mountain Dew, Deathtrap, The Rear Column, Breaker Morant, Crimes of the Heart, First Monday in October, Plenty, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Fifth of July, Wings, Tongues, Night and Day, O Chifrudo, Pearl, A Casa, As Comadres, P ssaro da Manh, The West Side Waltz, The After-Dinner Joke, The Unvarnished Truth, Joking Apart, Me-I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Try a Little Tenderness, Nuorallatanssijan kuolema eli kuinka Pete Q sai siivet, Pantomime. Excerpt: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard which, along with Buried Child, A Lie of the Mind and True West, comprises the playwright's family tragedies. Curse of the Starving Class was first performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, on March 2, 1978, presented by Joseph Papp. The cast was as follows: Curse of the Starving Class is a darkly comic exploration of the American family psyche in the style of Absurdism. The play focuses on the dysfunctional Tate clan-the drunken dreamer of a father, burned-out mother, rebellious teenage daughter, and idealistic son-as they struggle for control of the rundown family farm in a futile search for freedom, security, and ultimately meaning in their lives. Act I The play opens with Wesley putting pieces of a broken down door into a wheelbarrow. Ella, his mother, enters and they begin to discuss the events of the night before that lead to Wesley's father, Weston, breaking down the door. Wesley begins a monologue narrating exactly what he saw and heard happen from the night before. Wesley then leaves and Ella begins to give a motherly talk on what happens during menstruation and what cannot be done during the cycle. Ella is on stage alone for the beginning of ...Read Less
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